Mongolia’s tourism department said that China has become the largest source of foreign tourist to mongolia 2019en lehen seihilekoan.
Turista txinatarrak accounted for 36.4 percent of total foreign tourist arrivals, holding a monthly leading position since January.
“Mongolia has nowadays relied more on China to drive its tourism businesses,” Urjinkhand Byambasuren, a specialist of Ulan Bator’s tourism department, said.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism said it hopes to attract more Chinese tourists to bolster growth in the mining-dependent economy.
Mongolia has set itself a goal of welcoming 1 million foreign tourists and earning 1 billion U.S. dollars from tourism in 2020.
The Asian country attracted a total of 529,370 foreign tourists in 2018, up some 11 percent from the previous year, according to the ministry.