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In February 2014 Mongolia’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – now the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism (MEGDT) – introduced a new tourism slogan: “Mongolia, Nomadic by Nature”. The tourism tagline was commissioned by the government and developed by CNN’s Tourism Advertising Solutions and Knowledge Group in preparation for Mongolia’s turn as...

The tourism industry has taken on an increasingly central role in Mongolia in recent years. In 2013 the country saw more than 415,000 incoming visitors and a reported market turnover of $263m, which represented around 4% of GDP at the end of the year, according to data from the government and Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin. Indeed, in 2015 Mongolia served as...

Lodging options for incoming visitors to Mongolia have increased dramatically over the past decade. While current, comprehensive data on the number and type of hotels is haphazard at best, according to recent estimates, Mongolia was home to at least 20 four- and fivestar properties as of the end of 2013, in addition to an equal number of two- and three-star hotels,...

Over the past decade or so the agriculture sector – one of Mongolia’s oldest industries – has remained integral to the country’s long-term development strategy, even as mining, telecoms and some other relatively new sectors have grown rapidly.

 

What can Mongolia do to make more effective use of its sizeable livestock population?

 

What changes would the private sector like to see in terms of the business environment?