Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:22

MIAT to discontinue its Singapore flight

MIAT Guyug Khaan 737MIAT Mongolian Airlines (IATA code - OM), that launched twice-weekly scheduled flights from Ulaanbaatar to Singapore via Beijing on Wednesdays and Saturdays on September 24th, 2014, is conducting its last scheduled flight to Singapore on 4 March 2015, according to its GSA in Singapore, Aviation Services (S) Pte Ltd.

To this day, at least 25% of Mongolia's population lives a nomadic life, and in doing so, they remain fiercely dependent on open land for survival. However, due to the fluctuation in climate in recent years, changes to the landscape have rendered this lifestyle difficult, if not impossible, to maintain.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:51

Welcome to Fabulous Las Ulaanbaatar?

The Government of Mongolia has drafter a bill to build a casino in Mongolia. Although details of the proposals are kept out of the public, it became known that the casino is proposed to be built at the new international airport in Khushigt valley near Ulaanbaatar.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:17

Hunnu Air cuts flights

Hunnu Air announced to stop most its international flights and domestic flights due to low load factor.

Mongolia China and Russia tourism research conferencePreviously bilateral conference organized under the name "Conference on Border Regional Tourism between Mongolia and China" has now been expanded to trilateral conference by including Ulaanbaatar city of Mongolia and Zabaykalsky Krai of Russia starting this year.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 04:21

Ulaanbaatar Murun Paved Road Complete

Ulaanbaatar Murun roadA new paved road connecting Murun town – the center of Khuvsgul aimag with Ulaanbaatar has been complete. The opening ceremony for the road with 253.3 km of length was held on December 7, 2014.

Monday, 08 December 2014 09:22

New Tourism Minister Appointed

Minister of Environment Green Development and Tourism OyunkhorolAfter about a month after leaving former Prime Minister - Altankhuyag Norov, the new PM Saikhanbileg reformed the government structure and has made nominations for cabinet positions.

The former Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has now been splitted and were integrated into other ministries. Thus, the tourism will be now the responsibility of the newly formed Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism to be led by Mrs. Oyunkhorol Dulamsuren who replaces the previous Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Oyungerel Tsedevdamba.

Ankle bone shootingThe Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage met in Paris November 24 – 28, 2014 to inscribe 16 new elements including Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting on The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:41

Singapore introduction seminar held

Singapore_Ulaanbaatar_flight_introduction_seminarMIAT Mongolian Airlines, Changi Airport and Singapore Tourism Board held a seminar in Ulaanbaatar on 17 November 2014 for Mongolian travel agencies and tour operators to introduce and promote Singapore as a outbound destination for Mongolian travelers .

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:11

Air Traffic over Mongolia Getting Busier

Mongolian_Air_TrafficThe Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (MCAA) released a winter air traffic schedule. According to the schedule, MCAA has received 74,403 requests to conduct flights over the Mongolian airspace between October 26, 2014 and March 28, 2015 by 48 international and Mongolian air carriers.

Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:27

Hunnu Air returns two Airbus A319 to lessor

Hunnu Air (MR) has returned both of its A319-100s to their lessor following a downturn in Mongolia's air travel market. CH Aviation GmbH, a Swiss based aviation intelligence company that leased the jets made such an announcement on November 20, 2014.

In the line with the “Smart Ulaanbaatar” program approved in 2014 by the Citizens Representatives Council of Ulaanbaatar, the mayor of capital city  Bat-Uul E. and Susan Pointer - Senior Director Public Policy & Govt. Relations Asia Pacific Middle East Africa Russia, Google Inc., have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ulaanbaatar city administration and Google Inc.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:40

National Flower of Mongolia selected

National-flower-of-Mongolia-ScabiosaScabiosa Butterfly Blue was named as the National Flower of Mongolia by the Government decision made during its regular session on October 25, 2014. According to the decree, the flower symbolizes a harmonic lifestyle with the nature.

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