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Mongolia’s tourism revenue increases by 20%
Central Asia | business | 16:40, 16 July 2018 | 1272

AKIPRESS.COM - The Government of Mongolia aims to attract one million tourists by 2020 and increasing revenue from the sector to $1 billion. For this propose, Mongolia needs to increase the number of tourists by 30 percent per year for three years, news.mn reports.

Last year, Mongolia received over 470 thousand tourists in 2017 - an increase of 14 percent on the previous year. The revenue from the tourism sector reached USD 400 million in 2017; which was 20 percent more than the previous year.

An astounding 60.7% of tourists are interested in learning about the lifestyle of the native habitants, 42.2% are interested in nomadic lifestyle and culture, 12.1% are keen to experience great adventures in Mongolia, particularly horse riding and, cycling, and 11.3% of incoming tourists want to know more about Mongolia's rich history.

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