Tourism industry in March

2016-04-26 18:22:54

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first quarter of this year, 1,033.4 thousand passengers (duplicated counting) entered borders of Mongolia, indicating an increase of 82.0 thousand or 8.6% against the previous year.

33.2% of the people entered into state borders passed through the Zamyn-Uud border checkpoint, 20.7%--through Altanbulag, 14.7%--through the “Buyant-Ukhaa” international airport, 6.8%--through Gashuunsukhait, 5.6%--through Shiveekhuren, and 19.0--through other border checkpoints.

In the period, 63.6 thousand foreigners entered into Mongolian borders, declining by 7.4 thousand or 10.4% against the same period of previous year. 74.1% of them traveled here for up to 30 days, 2.7%--up to 90 days, 23.2%--for 90 days or more.

Majority of foreign passengers (77.9%) went to Mongolia for tourism, which shows a decline of 7.9% against the previous year. 14.0 thousand or 22.1% of the foreigners were in Mongolia for employment, studying and permanent residence.

In 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%, USA--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%, against the same period of the previous year.

As dividing into continents, 67.2% of the foreigners passed the state borders were from East Asia and Pacific regions, 27.4%--from Europe, 4.0%--from America, and 1.4%--from Middle-East, South Asia and Africa.

47.0% of the foreigners passed the state borders in the quarter were people from China, 21.3%--from Russia, 9.2%--from South Korea, 3.8%--from Japan, 3.3%--from Kazakhstan, 3.0%--from USA, and 12.4%--from other countries.

In the period, 454.4 thousand Mongolians (duplicated counting) visited abroad. 391.6 thousand or 86.2% of them travelled foreign countries for personal works. In addition, 387.4 thousand vehicles (duplicated counting) passed through state borders, increasing by 17.8 thousand or 4.8% against the previous year. 34.0% of them were trucks, 22.9%--freight trains, 40.9%--cars, and 2.2%--other transportation vehicles.

85.5% of the total vehicles passed through the Zamyn-Uud, Gashuunsukhait, Sukhbaatar, Altanbulag and Shiveekhuren border checkpoints.       

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