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Spring Break 2024: Mexican Beaches Lead in American Tourist Preferences

Spring break has traditionally been a period where tourists flock to various destinations for a brief respite from their daily routines. In 2024, the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta have emerged as the top choices for American tourists, securing the first, second, and fourth spots, respectively, on the list of favored international spring break destinations. This ranking comes from a comprehensive study by Allianz Partners, a global leader in travel assistance services, highlighting the enduring appeal of Mexico’s pristine beaches and vibrant culture to American travelers.… Read More

Record-Breaking Easter Spending Expected in Mexico

As Holy Week approaches, Mexico anticipates a significant surge in tourism revenue, with projections exceeding 275 billion pesos—an impressive 71.8% increase from the previous year. This forecast, provided by the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur), underscores the vibrant economic recovery and growing interest among both domestic and international travelers. With the holiday period extending from the upcoming Saturday to April 7, destinations ranging from beach resorts to magical towns are preparing for a substantial influx of visitors.… Read More

Boost in Mexico’s International Tourism: A Positive Start to 2024

Mexico has witnessed a promising start to the year in its tourism sector, with a 3.6% increase in international visitors in January compared to the same month in 2023. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) revealed that the country welcomed 3.63 million foreign tourists in the first month of 2024, marking an improvement from the 3.51 million tourists recorded in January 2023.… Read More

Mexico’s Air Tourism Soars in New Year Surge

Air tourism in Mexico has shown a remarkable uptick in the initial month of the year, as reported by the Mexican Government’s Ministry of Tourism. The country witnessed a transportation of 10.2 million passengers through its airways on both domestic and international fronts, surpassing the figures from January 2019, before the pandemic hit.… Read More

Valentine’s Day Sparks Tourism Surge in Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta

Valentine’s Day, known as the Day of Love and Friendship in some regions, is set to ignite a surge in tourism in popular Mexican beach destinations such as Cancun, San José del Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta. Allianz Partners, a leading global provider of travel assistance services, has identified a significant uptick in travel to these locations, particularly favored by American tourists.… Read More

Mexico Records $27.4 Billion in Tourism Revenue from January to November 2023

In a recent announcement, Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism (Sectur) in Mexico, revealed that the country experienced a substantial boost in foreign exchange income from tourism between January and November 2023. The total revenue amounted to $27.4 billion, marking a notable 9.8% increase compared to the same period in 2022. Impressively, this figure surpassed the earnings of the corresponding months in 2019 by a significant 24.1%, reaching $22.92 billion.… 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

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

How Christmas is Celebrated in Mexico

In the heart of Mexico, the Christmas season is not just a time for festivities but a celebration deeply rooted in rich cultural traditions. From vibrant decorations to heartfelt customs, Mexicans embrace the holiday spirit with a unique flair that captivates locals and tourists alike.… Read More

Despegar and Airbnb Join Forces in Latin America to Combat Online Fraud

In anticipation of the year-end holiday season, the Latin American Internet Association (ALAI) has collaborated with travel giant Despegar.com and accommodation platform Airbnb to launch a campaign aimed at preventing online fraud in the region. The initiative seeks to educate users on secure practices when booking accommodations and trips through digital platforms.… Read More

The Inauguration of the Mayan Train is celebrated

The ongoing construction of the Maya Train represents a complex endeavor unfolding in two realms – one of fantasy and the other of harsh reality. In the realm of fantasy, it symbolizes progress and social justice, while in the realm of reality, it embodies devastation and colonialism. Yet, the crux of the Maya Train conundrum lies in its universal image of shooting in the dark. Ironically, the central issue isn’t the train itself or even the Mayan communities it claims to benefit.… Read More

Mexico Sees a 3.4% Increase in International Tourists Despite Economic Dip in October

Mexico experienced a 3.4% rise in international tourist arrivals in October 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). The country welcomed 5.9 million foreign tourists during the month, marking a notable increase from the 5.71 million recorded the previous year. However, despite the growth in visitor numbers, economic income from tourism saw a 1.4% decline, as reported by Inegi.… Read More

Mexico Launches Permanent Tourism Observatory to Boost International Image

In a joint initiative, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) unveiled the Permanent Tourism Observatory on November 28. The aim is to enhance Mexico’s global image, innovate promotional efforts, and diversify marketing strategies for its tourism products and services. Miguel Torruco, Sectur’s head, and Joel Hernández García, SRE’s undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, emphasized that this observatory represents the evolution of the Tourism Diplomacy Council (CDT) based on lessons learned during the pandemic and the subsequent revival of the country’s tourism sector.… Read More

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