Chicago shows interest in offering Mexican destinations to its tourists
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the General Consul of Mexico in Chicago, Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendívil, led a delegation to Chicago, Illinois, to promote Mexican tourist destinations. Over 300 tour operators and travel agents from the state of Illinois expressed a keen interest in offering their clients trips to Mexico. Illinois is the third-largest state in terms of tourists visiting Mexico, following California and Texas.
During the visit, Torruco Marqués presented a seminar called “Así es México (This is Mexico),” highlighting the diverse attractions the country has to offer, including sun, mountains, jungles, deserts, cultural heritage, and gastronomy. He emphasized Mexico’s biodiversity, with 12% of the world’s species found in the country, as well as its 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Torruco Marqués mentioned Mexico’s 132 Magical Towns and 32 Magical Neighborhoods, promoting various anchor projects and high-impact events across the country. He also discussed the Mayan Train project, a railway network spanning several states in the southeast region that aims to boost tourism and provide unique experiences.
In terms of air travel between the United States and Mexico, Torruco Marqués noted that in 2022, there were 13 million arrivals of U.S. tourists in Mexico, generating an economic benefit of $14.38 billion, a 37% increase compared to 2019. Chicago, specifically, had nearly 10,760 flights to Mexico and 1.5 million passengers in the previous year. For 2023, there are already 10,439 scheduled flights from Chicago to Mexico, offering 1.8 million seats.
The delegation from Mexico also met with directors of the main chambers of commerce in Chicago to strengthen cooperation between the two destinations. They emphasized the importance of understanding Mexico’s tourist offerings, projects, and strategies to attract travelers from Chicago and the United States as a whole.
The tour operators, travel agents, and chamber representatives praised the variety of attractions in Mexico and expressed their commitment to promoting different destinations to their clients. The Consul General of Mexico in Chicago highlighted the opportunities for travel during the winter season, citing the region’s sophisticated tourists who appreciate sun and beach vacations as well as adventure, culture, and gastronomy.
The visit aimed to showcase Mexico’s tourism offerings and strengthen ties between Mexico and the United States, particularly with the state of Illinois. The meetings and networking sessions resulted in important agreements that are expected to increase the flow of travelers to Mexico’s various tourist destinations.
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