Minister gives interview about tourism to German newspaperPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism N.Battsereg has given an interview to the German newspaper (over 1.1 million readers– “Diewelt und Welt Am Sonntag)”. He talked about the Government policies targeted at welcome one million tourists in 2020.
He said the State is taking undertaking many actions to promote tourism, namely, increasing a number of tour organizations, expanding their services scopes, implementing flexible and far-sighted policies and programs that meet the international perspectives, he said.
Parliament has received a Bill on Casino and is reviewing the Law on tourism, he added.
According to the latest statistics, the tourism sphere produced 5.29 percent of the GDP of Mongolia, having earned 263 million US dollars. Mongolia is receiving approximately 400 thousand tourists every year.
Mongolia ranks at 99th place among 140 countries, and at 19th among 25 Asia-Pacific countries. Nationwide, over 300 tour camps are operating with some 50 thousand staffers.