Over the years, the number of Bhutanese travelling to Europe and of Europeans visiting Bhutan has been steadily increasing. Most Europeans visit Bhutan as tourists while a few come for business purposes and on student/staff exchange programs. Likewise, most Bhutanese come to Europe for higher education and on student/staff exchange programs. In terms of international tourists arrival, Europe is an important source market for Bhutan. In 2019, from a total of 72,199 Minimum Daily Package Rate paying arrivals (or international tourists), 21,308 were from Europe. And in Europe, the United Kingdom and Germany are the top source markets for Bhutan. Of 21,308 Europeans who visited Bhutan in 2019, 3890 were from the United Kingdom and 3108 from Germany.