12:34 63.6 thousand foreigners enter Mongolia in Q1 2016

63.6 thousand foreigners enter Mongolia in Q1 2016

Bishkek (AKIpress)tourism In the first quarter of 2016, 1,033.4 thousand passengers crossed borders of Mongolia, indicating an increase by 8.6% against the previous year.

During the period, 63.6 thousand foreigners entered Mongolia, declining by 10.4% against the same period of previous year. 74.1% of them stayed in the country for up to 30 days, 2.7% – 90 days, 23.2% – over 90 days.

Majority of foreigners (77.9%) were in Mongolia for tourism, which still shows a decline by 7.9%. 22.1% of them were in Mongolia for employment, studying and permanent residence.

For the first three months of 2016, the number of tourists from North Korea increased by 64.4%, Vietnam – by 24.4%, New Zealand – by 23.3%, Canada – by 15.2%, India – by 11.3%, Japan – by 5.0%, the U.S. – by 3.3%, the Philippines – by 3.1%, and Russia – by 2.4%, whereas the number of tourists from Italy declined by 26.1%, Hong Kong – by 26.0%, China – by 18.6% and Ukraine – by 15.1%.

Further, 454.4 thousand Mongolians went abroad in January-March 2016. 86.2% of them traveled for personal reasons.

12:34 27.04.2016