Mongolian tourism officials
were in Moscow this week to discuss how to lure more Russian tourists
Mongolian tourism industry
representatives attended a tourism trade show in Moscow earlier this
week. Officials from Mongolia’s Tourism Department of the Ministry
of Road and the Transportation and Tourism Ministry (MRTT) were joined
by travel experts from the private New Juulchin Group, which brings
foreign tourists to Mongolia.
At the trade show, Mongolian
officials spoke of how Russian tourists are showing increasing interest
in Mongolia’s unusual natural beauty including its vast steppes, lush
national parks, deserts and nomadic tribesmen.
"Today, most Russian tourists prefer exotic and adventure tourism
to experience the sense of those living in Mongolia. Furthermore, other
Russian tourists want to enlighten themselves by studying the philosophy
of a country during their journey, while still others wish to receive
traditional medical services like acupuncture," said G. Yondongombo,
of Mongolia’s Department of MRTT.
Yu.Tsolmon of the New Juulchin Group noted, "Millions of Russian
tourists travel around the world. Mongolia has a possibility of receiving
a small part of this huge flow of Russian travelers. We are researching
the tourism market in Russia and are promoting Mongolia in cooperation
with the MRTT."