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Innovation Drives Record-breaking Success in Mexico’s Tourism Sector

In a groundbreaking address at the National Tourism Congress 2023, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, emphasized the pivotal role of innovation in propelling the country’s tourism sector to unprecedented heights. Under the current administration, Mexico has witnessed historic achievements in foreign currency earnings, per capita spending, and Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism, establishing itself as a global tourism powerhouse.… Read More

Long Weekend Anticipated to Generate Over 33 Billion Pesos in Mexican Tourism Revenue

In an official statement, Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism for the Government of Mexico, has forecasted a significant economic impact during the upcoming long weekend from November 17 to 20, 2023. The celebration of the Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution is expected to contribute 33,628 million pesos to the country’s tourism sector.… Read More

Mexico’s Tourism Sector Anticipates a Booming Long Weekend

In an optimistic outlook for the Mexican tourism sector, Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués has revealed that the upcoming long weekend, spanning from November 17 to 20, 2023, is expected to generate a substantial economic impact of 33.6 billion pesos. This surge in economic activity is attributed to the increased consumption of tourist services across the country’s destinations during the third extended weekend of the year.… Read More

Tourism Leaders Urge Demilitarization and Policy Shifts at National Tourism Congress

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Tourism Congress (CNET) has called for a reevaluation of Mexico’s tourism strategy. The congress, the first in-person edition since the pandemic, highlighted the need for dialogue with the government and a revamp of the tourism promotion approach. Key demands include the “demilitarization” of the tourism sector and the relaunch of the Visit Mexico platform.… Read More

UNWTO Recognizes Mexico’s Tourism Growth and Global Repositioning

Mexico has once again demonstrated its prowess in the global tourism industry, securing recognition from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). On September 27, during World Tourism Day celebrated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili commended Mexico for its outstanding achievements in tourism. Mexico now stands as the sixth-largest recipient of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment (FIDI) projects and leads in international tourist arrivals within Latin America.… Read More

Mexico and its Magical Towns conquer Los Angeles, California with Tianguis Internacional

Mexico’s Magical Towns have taken Los Angeles, California by storm as the second edition of the International Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos kicked off at the Shrine Expo Hall. With over 6,000 eager visitors flocking to the event, including tourism industry leaders, travel agents, and tour operators, it’s clear that the charm of these 177 enchanting locations has captivated the hearts of many in the United States.… Read More

Exhibition on the Magical Towns of Mexico in Los Angeles

Get ready to embark on a captivating journey through Mexico’s picturesque Magical Towns as the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico (Sectur) brings the Second International Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos to Los Angeles. This exciting event is scheduled to run from Friday, September 23, to Sunday, September 25, featuring the participation of 24 Mexican states eager to showcase 138 Magical Towns.… Read More

Tourism sector in Mexico exceeds pre-pandemic levels by 19.3%

Mexico’s tourism sector is experiencing a remarkable revival, surpassing even pre-pandemic levels with an impressive 19.3% surge. The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) has disclosed that a staggering $15.577 billion has flowed into the country from international visitors during the first half of 2023. This reflects a substantial 12.8% increase in comparison to the same period in 2022, and astonishingly, it outpaces the earnings recorded from January to June 2019 by 19.3%.… Read More

Mexico recognizes 45 new “Magical Towns” and already adds 177 throughout the country

Mexico has officially recognized 45 new towns as “Magical Towns,” bringing the total number of such destinations in the country to 177, according to the Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués. Out of the 123 Mexican towns that participated in the selection process, only 37% of the proposed towns were chosen, after undergoing a meticulous review by a technical evaluation and verification committee from May 8 to June 2.… Read More

Pride celebration could spill 1,200 million pesos: Concanaco

Mexico City’s LGBTIQ+ Pride celebration, which commenced with a march last Saturday and will continue until June 28, is anticipated to bring an economic benefit of 1,200 million pesos to the tourism and commerce sectors in the city, according to Héctor Tejada Shaar, the president of Concanaco-Servytur (Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism).… Read More

This is how the second edition of “Real State Summit Across Borders” was experienced from the inside

The second edition of the highly anticipated “Real Estate Summit Across Borders” recently concluded, leaving a trail of great benefits for various business sectors in Mexico and the United States. Held on June 9, this binational event brought together real estate agents, government officials, and industry professionals to delve into the future of real estate ventures and foster stronger ties between the two countries.… Read More

Mexico climbs to 28th place in per capita spending on international tourism

In a significant achievement for Mexico’s tourism industry, the country has climbed to the 28th position worldwide in per capita spending on international tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released preliminary data indicating Mexico’s rise in the rankings, marking a cause for celebration for Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism.… Read More

Mexico strengthens ties with Italy to promote the promotion of the country as a tourist destination

Mexico has taken significant steps to enhance its partnership with European businessmen, focusing on increasing air connectivity, investment opportunities, and digital content dissemination campaigns to attract more Italian tourists to the country. The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) announced these developments on Thursday following the visit of Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, to Italy, where he established cooperative ties with industry representatives in Rome and Milan.… Read More

Mexico climbed to 9th place in foreign exchange earnings from tourism in 2022

Mexico has made significant strides in foreign currency income from international visitors, securing the ninth position worldwide, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer celebrated by the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur). Under the current administration, Mexico has climbed from the 17th position in 2018 to its current ranking. Sectur’s head, Miguel Torruco, expressed his satisfaction with this achievement. In 2022, the economic benefit generated by international visitors reached $28.016 billion, marking a remarkable 41.7% increase compared to 2021 and a 14% rise compared to 2019, a year before the pandemic adversely impacted tourism activities.… Read More

70 destinations in Mexico register more than 50% hotel occupancy

According to the Secretary of Tourism of the Mexican government, Miguel Torruco Marqués, hotel occupancy in 70 monitored destinations in Mexico during the first quarter of 2023 was 60.5%. This represents a 9.5% increase compared to the same period in 2022. Out of the total 19.8 million tourists who visited Mexico from January to March 2023, 13.9 million were domestic tourists, while 6 million were foreigners. This translates to 69.9% and 30.1% of the total, respectively, in the 70 monitored destinations.… Read More

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.… Read More

International tourism in Mexico grows 7.9% year-on-year in March

According to a report from Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), international tourism in Mexico experienced significant growth in March 2023. The country welcomed 7.9% more international tourists compared to the same month in 2022, resulting in a 7% increase in foreign currency income. In total, 3.57 million foreign tourists visited Mexico during the third month of 2023, up from 3.31 million in the previous year.… Read More

Destinations in Mexico are recognized as the best in the world

The World Travel Awards 2023 has recognized destinations in Mexico as the best in the world in terms of their tourist services. Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is known as the “Tourism Oscars,” and each year, it conducts a Grand Tour around the world to recognize excellence on each continent, culminating in a showdown between the winners of each region.… Read More

ChatGPT proposes to visit Mexico for its tourist offer

Carlos Slim Domit, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Carso, recently spoke at the Tianguis Turístico 2023 event in Mexico and asked ChatGPT for its recommendation on whether people should visit Mexico. In response, ChatGPT suggested that Mexico is a beautiful country with a lot to offer, from vibrant cities to historic towns, mountains to beach towns, and a vibrant culture with delicious food and friendly people. Slim Domit praised the response and its positive impact on tourism.… Read More

Mexico seeks to consolidate itself as one of the main tourist destinations in the world with a renewed Tourist Tianguis

Mexico is looking to reassert itself as one of the world’s top tourist destinations through the Tianguis Turístico, a business forum that brings together buyers and exhibitors from different industries in the tourism sector. The event will showcase over 1,000 companies, including several airlines, hotel groups and telecoms firms, all of which are looking to make business appointments to boost their growth and help Mexico develop as a tourist destination.… Read More

New section “Animal Rescue in Mexico”

A new section has been added to visit-mexico.mx to promote animal welfare and support organizations dedicated to this cause. The new section titled “Animal Rescue in Mexico” can be found in the CONTACT menu on the website. The section features two prominent animal welfare organizations in Mexico – Avenue Dogs and Burrolandia, and we hope to add more organizations to this section in the future.… Read More

Mexico estimates revenue of more than 31 billion dollars for the tourism sector in 2023

Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism estimates that the country’s tourism sector will generate over $31 billion in revenue in 2023, representing an 11.3% increase from 2022 and a 26.8% increase from pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The economic recovery is expected to be fueled by the entry of 39.4 million international tourists to Mexico, 2.7% more than in 2022 and 12.6% higher than in 2019.… Read More

Tourism in Mexico registers historical record

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) in Mexico has announced that the country’s Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism (IEDT) reached a historical record of $3.4 billion in 2022, surpassing the $1.1 billion captured in 2019 and the record set in 2017 of $1.6 billion. The IEDT for 2022 represented 9.8% of Mexico’s National Foreign Investment, according to the Ministry of Economy’s records.… Read More

Second march in favor of the INE: Cities summoned, date and times of the mobilization

Protests are being planned in support of the National Electoral Institute (INE) in Mexico, following President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) proposed “Plan B” reforms. The second march in defence of the INE will take place on February 26, 2023, and is being organized by “United for Mexico 2024”, a group that brings together more than 60 organizations across Mexico and abroad. Over 117 civil society organizations from at least 82 cities will participate, including politicians, academics, writers, and citizens. The maximum protest is expected in Mexico City and has been named “My vote is not touched”.… Read More

No more private beaches! Government will convert natural areas into protected and public parks

The Mexican government plans to convert more than 16,000 hectares of national reserves from the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) into public and protected natural parks. The move will provide citizens access to spaces “protected from profit” and help prevent the privatization of recreational spaces, according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Fonatur land will become natural reserves in protected natural parks, said Obrador, with the primary purpose of protecting flora, fauna, and endangered species while enabling the population to enjoy the spaces.… Read More

Mexico increases 14% foreign currency income from international visitors

Foreign exchange income from international visitors in Mexico in 2022 was $28.016 billion, a 14% increase from 2019, according to Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco. During the year, 38.3 million international tourists visited Mexico, 85.1% of the number seen in 2019. Income from international tourists between January and December 2022 was $26.347 billion, up 17.9% from the same period in 2019. During the year, 21.3 million tourists arrived by air, an 8.6% increase from the 19.6 million captured in 2019.… Read More

Tourism GDP in Mexico rises 12.2% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022

Mexico is a popular tourist destination and its tourism industry has been growing steadily. In the third quarter of 2022, Mexico’s tourism industry saw a 12.2% increase on an annual basis, according to a recent report. This is great news for Mexico’s economy, as the tourism sector is a significant contributor to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).… Read More

5 types of tourism that will be a trend in Mexico in 2023

he tourism industry is constantly changing and evolving, and it’s always interesting to see what’s going to be the next big thing. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at five types of tourism that are expected to be trending in 2023. Whether it’s sustainable tourism, wellness tourism, food tourism, adventure tourism, or cultural tourism, there’s something for everyone in the world of travel.… Read More

More than 107 million tourists flew over Mexico in 2022

Mexico had a fantastic year for tourism in 2022. Over 107 million tourists flew into the country, which is a new record for Mexico. This number of tourists visiting Mexico has had a significant impact on the local economy and has been great for local businesses. This growth in tourism is expected to continue, and Mexico is gearing up for an even busier year in 2023.… Read More

Mexico, a destination of great interest for Spanish tourism with a high level of spending

Mexico is a destination that is attracting a lot of attention from Spanish high-end tourism. According to a recent study, Mexico is considered one of the most interesting destinations for Spanish tourists, and this is due to the variety of experiences that the country has to offer. From its breathtaking natural beauty to its rich cultural heritage, Mexico has something for everyone.… Read More