Recent years Mongolian Government has being paying a lot of attention to the tourism development: Guideline for the tourist industry development for 1995-2005 was developed, within the framework of this development a Master plan or the tourism development in Mongolia up to 2015 was developed with technical assistance of the European Union and Japanese Government. These activities were a remarkable step in the maintenance of the legal and policy framework for the industry.
Effort and active participation of the government and non-government institutions and private sector to achieve the mission to make Mongolia as a world tourist destination were engaged with some success. Tourism has been enjoying steady 15-25 annual growth for last a few years and conceivable quality improvement in hospitality and services has been achieved.
According the statistics for 2005, 344635 foreign visitors have been to Mongolia, out of which 338715 were tourists, increasing by 12.7% total revenues generated are 201 million USD, which has increased by 11% comparatively to previous comparatively to previous year.
At present 534 operators and tour agencies, more than 300 hotels, more than 160 tour camps are operating throughout the country, creating more than 12000 jobs. About 54 state and private higher education institutes and schools train qualified human resource for the industry.