Mongolia launches hotline for foreign tourists
ULAN BATOR, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia launched a hotline service Sunday for foreign visitors to the country that will provide tourist information and help in emergencies.
According to the country's tourism department, the new hotline with the number of (+976) 70108687 will provide information on popular destinations and ongoing events across the country.
Moreover, tourists can call the number to ask for help and instructions when dealing with security issues or to complain about tourism services.
This service is part of efforts to develop Mongolia's tourism in a bid to diversify its mining-dependent economy.
The landlocked East Asian country has declared 2018 as a tourism year.
In the first quarter of 2018, the country saw 705,000 foreign tourists, up 11 percent from the same period last year, according to the National Statistical Office of Mongolia.