MÉXICO » January-2024

Solar Eclipse 2024 to Ignite Tourism Boom in Durango

In a rare celestial occurrence not witnessed in the region for a century, Durango is set to host a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, drawing the attention of scientists and enthusiasts from around the world. The municipality of Nazas in Durango is anticipated to be a prime location for observation due to its semi-arid climate and high altitude, providing an optimal view of the solar corona and Baily spheres during the 4-minute and 28-second phenomenon.… Read More

Mexico City Tourism Honored with International Tourism Award at FITUR 2024

Mexico City’s commitment to sustainable and high-quality tourism has garnered international recognition at the recently concluded International Tourism Fair (FITUR) 2024 in Madrid, Spain. The city was bestowed with the prestigious “Vision” award in the special category of “International Tourism 2023” by the International Association of Latin Journalists and Writers of Tourism.… Read More

Tamaulipas Chef Shares Mexican Flavors with Norway

In a delightful fusion of cultures, Sylvia Vavik-Flaten, a Mexican-born chef residing in Norway for the past 26 years, is bringing the rich tapestry of Mexican gastronomy to the Nordic country. Despite her Norwegian heritage, Sylvia has become a passionate ambassador for Mexican cuisine, earning acclaim from the locals in Norway who have embraced the flavors of Mexico.… Read More

Mexico City Surpasses Cancun as Premier Tourist Attraction in 2023

Mexico City, also known as CDMX, has emerged as the frontrunner in attracting tourists, outshining popular destinations like Cancun. According to the president of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services, and Tourism of CDMX, José de Jesús Rodríguez Cárdenas, the capital city accounted for an impressive 20 percent of the 71 million hotel rooms occupied across Mexico in 2023, totaling 14.5 million rooms.… Read More

Tlaxcala Shines at FITUR 2024 Excellence Awards in Spain

Tlaxcala clinched the Tourism Innovation award at the FITUR 2024 Excellence Awards held in Madrid, Spain. The accolade was bestowed upon the “Tlaxcala Brilla” platform, launched during the 2023 firefly season, showcasing the state’s commitment to showcasing its cultural, historical, natural, archaeological, and recreational attractions on the global stage. Josefina Rodríguez Zamora, head of the Ministry of Tourism (Secture), accepted the award on behalf of Governor Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros.… Read More

Aguascalientes present at the International Tourism Fair

Aguascalientes is making its mark at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain, joining the ranks of 152 countries participating in this prestigious event. FITUR, renowned globally and a key reference for Ibero-American markets, is set to run from January 24 to 28, attracting 96 official representations of destinations and providing Aguascalientes a platform to shine before 250,000 professionals and the general public. The state aims to position itself as an attractive destination for various types of tourism, including leisure, business, nature, wellness, medical, cultural, adventure, ecotourism, and conventions.… Read More

Sinaloa Achieves Tourism Milestone with Over 5 Million Visitors in 2023

Sinaloa has set a new tourism record with over 5 million visitors in the year 2023, marking a significant increase in tourism throughout the state. Estrella Palacios Domínguez, the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, revealed that the majority of these visitors, approximately 4 million, were concentrated in the coastal city of Mazatlán, with the remainder exploring Magical Towns, Stately Towns, and major cities across the region.… Read More

Convention Tourism Boosts Veracruz Economy During Low Season

Convention tourism emerges as a crucial lifeline for service providers in the region, offering a vital source of income independent of peak seasons, according to Sergio Lois Heredia, President of the Metropolitan Tourism Council in Veracruz and Boca del Río. Emphasizing its significance, Heredia stated that convention tourism helps sustain a steady pace of work, especially during periods that are traditionally considered low season.… Read More

Mexico City Tourism Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels, Brings Economic Boost

Mexico City’s (CDMX) tourism industry has not only rebounded from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but has surpassed pre-pandemic figures, with 2023 recording 14.4 million visitors to hotels, exceeding the 2019 figure of 13.9 million. The local Tourism Secretariat revealed that this surge in tourism brought an economic benefit of 131 million 171 thousand pesos, a notable increase from the 113 million 113 thousand pesos recorded in 2019.… Read More

Hidalgo Invests 10 Million Pesos to Boost Magical Towns

The Secretary of Tourism for the state of Hidalgo, Elizabeth Quintanar Gómez, has announced a substantial investment of 10 million pesos to enhance the allure of the Magical Towns in the region. This financial allocation, approved by the state Congress, aims to address long-standing issues of neglect in infrastructure and signage within the nine municipalities holding the coveted Magical Town distinction.… Read More

Acapulco Welcomes First International Cruise Post-Hurricane Otis

Acapulco, a city grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Otis, received a glimmer of hope as the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship docked at the Acapulco Cruises terminal. This marks the city’s first international cruise since the devastating hurricane claimed over 50 lives and left nearly 80% of hotels damaged. With the city’s tourism industry severely impacted, the arrival of the cruise ship is seen as a crucial step towards recovery.… Read More

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Boom: 100 Cruise Ships in First 15 Days of 2024

In an exciting start to the new year, Quintana Roo, under the leadership of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, has witnessed a surge in tourism, with over 100 cruise ships gracing the ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in the initial two weeks of 2024. Governor Lezama expressed her optimism, attributing this influx to the success of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, which focuses on fostering shared prosperity through tourism.… Read More

Campeche Tourism Sees Record-Breaking Year in 2023 with Over a Million Visitors

Campeche, known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, experienced a remarkable surge in tourism throughout 2023, surpassing the numbers recorded in 2022. The Campeche Tourism Secretariat shared this exciting news, emphasizing that such a rebound hadn’t been witnessed since 2019. Mauricio Arceo Piña, the head of the state agency, expressed confidence in the positive trend, anticipating official announcements regarding tourist influx and hotel occupancy in the coming days.… Read More

Snow Boosts Sonora Tourism by 15% as Visitors Flock to Scenic Landscapes

The picturesque snowfall in Sonora has triggered a significant surge in tourist numbers, marking a 15% increase in the first ten days of 2024 compared to the same period last year, as reported by Julio Rascón, the national leader of Tour Operators. Over the past five days, four trucks and two vans have been filled with eager tourists heading to Cananea, with two additional trips scheduled for Yécora over the upcoming weekend.… Read More

Tourism Boosts Nayarit’s Economy by Over Six Billion Pesos in December

In a recent update from the Secretary of Tourism in Nayarit, Juan Enrique Suarez del Real Tostado, it was revealed that the state witnessed a substantial economic influx during the month of December. Popular tourist destinations including Bahía de Banderas, San Blas, Compostela, Ahuacatlán, Jala, Ixtlán del Río, and Tepic experienced a surge in visitor numbers.… Read More

Quintana Roo 2024 Kicks Off with Record Occupancy Rates

Quintana Roo, renowned for its stunning destinations like Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres, commenced the new year with record-breaking hotel occupancy rates, according to the December 31 daily report by the Hotel Association of Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres (AHCPI). The figures revealed impressive percentages of 94.3%, 93.3%, and 93.1% in each location, respectively. The Cancun International Airport also saw a substantial influx, with 623 flights, 438 of which were international. The week’s consistent occupancy rates exceeding 85% across all three destinations align with the projected 10% increase in traveler arrivals for 2023.… Read More

Nearshoring Boosts Business Tourism, Mexico Eyes Recovery

Business tourism is on the upswing, showing signs of recovery and gearing up for its best year post-pandemic impact. From January to November 2023, over half a million international tourists flocked to Mexico for business purposes, marking a 3.3 percent growth compared to the previous year, as reported by the Migration Policy Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob).… Read More

Mexico Emerges as Global Tourism Power

Mexico has firmly established itself as a global tourism powerhouse, with over 1,405 municipalities, representing more than half the country, engaged in various tourist activities. Fernando Gómez, a seasoned tourism industry analyst, highlights Mexico’s competitive edge, emphasizing its historical sites, ruins, lush forests, jungles, and picturesque beaches.… Read More

Fonatur Hands Over Tourism Reins to Quintana Roo Government in Historic Move

In a significant development, the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur) is initiating a major shift by relinquishing control of Cancun and Cozumel, handing over the management and maintenance of the hotel zone to the government of Quintana Roo. The Minister of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, disclosed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated through collaborative efforts between the state government and private stakeholders, following working groups established since 2023.… Read More

Mexico Anticipates Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers and Economic Boost in 2023

Mexico is gearing up for a tourism boom in 2023, with the Ministry of Tourism projecting a significant increase in international visitors. According to Miguel Torruco Marqués, the head of the Ministry of Tourism, more than 40 million tourists are expected to have visited Mexico by the end of the year. This surge is predicted to generate a substantial income of $30.9 billion, marking a remarkable 25.7% increase compared to 2019.… Read More

Hidalgo Targets Culinary Excellence to Boost Tourism by 2024

Hidalgo Tourism Secretary Elizabeth Quintanar Gómez has outlined ambitious plans to elevate the state’s gastronomy as a key driver of tourism by 2024. In an interview with Criterio, she expressed satisfaction with the positive balance achieved by the state tourism agency. Quintanar Gómez highlighted various initiatives, including the promotion of the national airport and international efforts in countries such as Spain.… Read More