70 percent of tourists cancels reservation in Mongolia in 2020

Translator E.Oyun-Erdene GoGo.mn

2020-03-31 17:54 GMT+8

According to a survey conducted by the Mongolian Tourism Association, 70 percent of tourists who planned and booked a trip to Mongolia in 2020 canceled their trip.

The spread of COVID-19 worldwide started influencing on tourist sector. In 2018, 577 thousand tourists came to Mongolia. In 2020, the number estimated to increase by 24%. 

Since the quarantine related to the Coronavirus spread, tourists have canceled their bookings which will make tourist sector of Mongolia having no income this year. 

There are 50-60 thousand employees in this sector, and tourist companies are facing to reduce the employee numbers due to the situation. 

31 percent of tourists come to Mongolia are from China, 26 percent from Russia, 16 percent from South Korea, 4 percent from Japan, and the rest from Europe and the United States.

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