Mongolia and Turkey have willingness to cooperate in tourism

2016-06-30 18:10:38

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Delegates of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (ATTA) visited Mongolia on June 22-30 at the invitation of tourism organizations of Mongolia.

On Wednesday, the ATTA delegates attended a business meeting held at the Turkish Embassy where the parties exchanged views on the present situation of the Mongolia-Turkey cooperation in tourism industry. Murat Karagoz, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Mongolia underlined that Mongolia has a potential for attracting tourists by its natural landscapes, traditional history, custom and culture. The visa-free agreement between the countries and the direct flight by the Turkish Airlines are essential factors favoring bilateral cooperation in tourism, he emphasized.

B.Margad, Department head of the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism expressed his satisfaction with receiving the visiting Turkish delegation, and said Mongolia wants to learn Turkish experiences in tourism.

In turn, member of the ATTA’s Executive Board Sinan Halic also expressed a satisfaction with visiting Mongolia, and pointed out that his country has the willingness to augment Turkish tourists to Mongolia.

In scope of the visit, the Turkish delegates travelled to Arkhangai and Ovorkhangai aimags, Terelj National park, the “Tsonjin Boldog” camp and Tonyukuk's statue in Tov aimag.