The tourism service hotline 12301 has been formally opened in Inner Mongolia, and it will offer services to domestic and overseas tourists.
Tourists can dial 12301 or 0471-12301 to get to a 24-hour service including tourism information, complaint handling, assistance, and tips.
The 12301 tourism service hotline is a tourism public service platform built by The National Tourism Administration and local tourism administrations offering one-stop services via phone, fax, text messages, and email. The hotline will offer more options for tourists in the areas of: dining, lodging, traveling, sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment.
Inner Mongolia boasts rich tourism resources. Nearly 1,000 places have the potential be developed and over 100 can currently accept tourists. It is estimated that in 2009 there will be a total of 40 million visits to Inner Mongolia, an increase of six million over 2008.