During its regular session on June 13, Cabinet approved state-sanctioned and cross-border tourism routes. The cross-country state-sanctioned tourism routes will be classified as the Main Tourism Route, Tea Road, Silk Road, and Ikh Tumen Gol. The regional routes will be known as Tourism Routes of the Provinces and Capital.
In addition, a plan has been developed to improve tourism products and services and to ensure safety along the Main Tourism Route. Cabinet hopes to bring the number of tourists to one million and earn 1 billion USD from the industry by 2020.
In order to achieve this goal, the number of tourists will need to increase by 30 percent, on average, each year. In 2017, 470,000 foreign visitors came to Mongolia, an increase of 14 percent compared to 2016.