Mongolia receives 247.3 thousand foreign tourists in the first half of 2019Society
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first half of 2019, 2.8 million passengers (double counting) have crossed the border of Mongolia, increased by 55.5 thousand or 2.0 percent compared to the same period of previous year.
In the first half of 2019, 247.3 thousand foreign passengers have entered, increased by 9.2 thousand or 3.9 percent compared to the same period of previous year. Of those foreign passengers, 86.4 percent were stayed up to 30 days, 11.6 percent were stayed for 90 days or more, 2.0 percent were stayed for 30 to 90 days.
By the purpose for entry of the foreign passengers, 217.4 thousand or 87.9 percent entered for tourism purposes, increased by 14.8 thousand or 7.3 percent compared to the first half of 2018, and there were 29.9 thousand or 12.1 percent entered for business, study and permanent residence purposes.
From the first half of 2018, the number of tourists from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is increased by 191 or 86.4 percent, tourists from People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region increased by 558 or 45.6 percent, tourists from Malaysia increased by 190 or 35.1 percent, tourists from the Republic of Austria increased by 119 or 33.0 percent, whereas tourists from the Republic of Turkey decreased by 698 or 52.3 percent, tourists from Ukraine decreased by 121 or 16.4 percent and tourists from Canada decreased by 132 by 8.4 percent.
Among all the inbound foreign passengers, 36.4 percent were Chinese, 24.3 percent were Russian, 12.1 percent were South Korean, 3.7 percent were Japanese, 3.4 percent were American, 2.4 percent were Kazakhs and 17.7 were other nationalities.