Public and private sectors developing strategic plan for tourism recovery

2021-12-08 13:17:53

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan took part in a regular meeting of the working group on the development of a strategic plan for tourism recovery. The meeting discussed how to complete the development of the plan within 2021 and the support needed for that.

Minister N.Urtnasan said there are plans to reopen to tourists in phases in 2021, and boost tourist numbers in 2022-2023 to reach the rate of 2019, and bring tourist arrivals to 1 million by 2024 and increase the share of tourism revenue in national GDP. It is of great significance that representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the areas of transport, civil aviation, culture, foreign relations, arts, economy, marketing, hospitality, and human resources are in the working group, added the Minister.

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mongolian Tourism Association jointly organized the Tourism Forum Mongolia 2021 with the slogan ‘New Normal-Tourism Recovery Strategy’ to support cross-sector and public and private collaboration and find solutions to recovering tourism. The forum discussed tourism development in the new normal and set up the abovementioned working group.