CDMX receives more than five million visitors in the first months of 2023
CDMX (Mexico City) is experiencing a promising recovery following the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Luz Elena González Escobar, the head of the Ministry of Administration and Finance. Taking to her social media platforms, she shared that the capital city has seen a notable increase in tourism. From January to May 2023, a total of 5.6 million tourists flocked to CDMX, coinciding with Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo’s tenure as the city’s government leader.
It’s worth highlighting that during this period, Sheinbaum Pardo, who is currently vying for the National Coordination for the Defense of the Fourth Transformation, actively promoted a range of activities that not only bolstered the city’s cultural scene but also stimulated tourism. Examples of these initiatives include the Rosalía concert, nighttime festivals, and the “INSECTA” Festival held in Chapultepec Forest.
In addition to the surge in visitor numbers, Luz Elena González Escobar revealed that the 5.6 million tourists contributed significantly to the city’s economy. They collectively spent a total of 56,900 million pesos during their stay. This amount represents a notable increase from 2020, when the accumulated expenditure stood at 40.4 million pesos, and even surpasses the figure recorded in 2019, which was 43.3 million pesos.
“Both of these indicators have now exceeded their pre-pandemic levels, with growth rates of 3.7% and 31.4%, respectively,” the Ministry of Administration and Finance’s head stated proudly.
The influx of tourists has brought substantial economic benefits to Mexico City. The increased spending not only helps support local businesses but also boosts the overall economy of the region. The rise in tourism numbers and expenditure is seen as a positive sign for the city’s recovery and a testament to the efforts made by the government to revitalize the tourism industry.
The revival of tourism in Mexico City is a ray of hope for the sector, which faced severe challenges during the pandemic. The city’s diverse attractions, vibrant culture, and rich history continue to attract visitors from around the world. As the recovery progresses, authorities remain focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for tourists, with strict adherence to health protocols and ongoing vaccination efforts.
Luz Elena González Escobar’s announcement has generated optimism among the residents of Mexico City. The positive trend in tourism numbers and spending is not only a source of pride but also an indication of the city’s resilience in the face of adversity. With continued efforts to promote tourism and revive the local economy, Mexico City is poised to regain its status as a thriving international destination.
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