Mongolia Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Mongolia 2015

The tourism industry has taken on an increasingly central role in Mongolia in recent years. In 2013 the country saw more than 415,000 incoming visitors and reported market turnover of $263m, which represented about 4% of GDP at the end of the year. These moves are in line with the government’s ambitious short-term and medium-term objectives, which include increasing international arrivals to...

Given the significant foreign direct investment needed to achieve its development goals, Mongolia has strong motivation to improve its attractiveness to investors. The government is therefore adjusting its policies, while new laws are expected to gradually reinvigorate foreign investment flows.

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An improving investment climate, supported by a raft of transport infrastructure upgrades, should help to boost Mongolia’s tourism sector this year, with the upper end of the market set to enjoy above-average growth.

In February 2014 Mongolia’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – now the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism (MEGDT) – introduced a new tourism slogan: “Mongolia, Nomadic by Nature”. The tourism tagline was commissioned by the government and developed by CNN’s Tourism Advertising Solutions and Knowledge Group in preparation for Mongolia’s turn as...

The tourism industry has taken on an increasingly central role in Mongolia in recent years. In 2013 the country saw more than 415,000 incoming visitors and a reported market turnover of $263m, which represented around 4% of GDP at the end of the year, according to data from the government and Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin. Indeed, in 2015 Mongolia served as...

Lodging options for incoming visitors to Mongolia have increased dramatically over the past decade. While current, comprehensive data on the number and type of hotels is haphazard at best, according to recent estimates, Mongolia was home to at least 20 four- and fivestar properties as of the end of 2013, in addition to an equal number of two- and three-star hotels,...

 

How will being the official partner country for International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin 2015 benefit Mongolia’s tourism industry?

Given the significant foreign direct investment needed to achieve its development goals, Mongolia has strong motivation to improve its attractiveness to investors. The government is therefore adjusting its policies, while new laws are expected to gradually reinvigorate foreign investment flows.