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Published on : Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The government of Mongolia strives to lure tourists to this place by rebranding its present tourism strategy so that it portrays a rich nomadic heritage and culture, as per the statement of a top Mongolian official.
Miyegombo Enkhbold, speaker of the Mongolian parliament said that a plan has been drawn up that focuses on sustainable development up to 2030.
He added that by this time, Mongolia would turn into a rich source of nomadic tourism. Enkhbold said this at the opening ceremony of the International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities that was held at Ulan Bator.
Miyegombo Enkhbold feels that Mongolia has immense potential to draw in foreign tourists thanks to its nomadic heritage and tourism.
He thinks that the nomadic tourism concept of Mongolia might be able to develop into a strong pillar for the growth of sustainable development of Mongolia. This nation has been hit by internal political turmoil and also sluggish commodity prices. So experts feel that economic diversification is the only process that can come to the rescue of this land-locked country.
When it comes to diversifying the country’s economy, the tourism industry of Mongolia is a major highlight.
The official statistics state that nearly 4,00,000 tourists visit Mongolia every year. The income from the tourism industry comprises three percent of the GDP of the nation. The tourism experts say that the number of tourists visiting the nation might be increased if the present scenario of the tourism industry is improved in Mongolia.
Representatives of the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism have said that the country aims to upgrade the competitiveness of the tourism sector. This would be accomplished by 30 standards to make sure that the tourists can stay comfortably in this part of the world.
One of these standards includes the construction of comfortable toilets in the rural regions. This is because one of the major problems that tourists confront while travelling to Mongolia is the absence of toilets in rural areas.
The Mongolian government is determined to increase the number of tourists who visit Mongolia to 1 million within the year 2020.