During 2017, Mongolia received 470,000 tourists who have contributed over USD 400 million to the Mongolian economy. Analysts have divided the tourism sector into divided into 14 sub-divisions; of all tourists travelling to Mongolia, some 36 percent came to see the country’s beautiful nature; 28 percent of them came to witness nomadic culture and others in search of adventures.
Mongolia has set a goal of hosting one million foreign tourists and earning one billion U.S. dollars in 2020. In order to implement this goal, the country is planning to construct new international airports in six provinces namely: Uvs, Khovd, Uvurkhangai, Umnugobi, Dornod and Khuvsgul.
In the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017, Mongolia stands in 102th position out of 136 countries.