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Mongolia|business|July 16, 2018 / 04:40 PM
Mongolia’s tourism revenue increases by 20%

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, 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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