Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017
In 2016, a record breaking 35 million oversea travelers visited Mexico, as confirmed by the Mexico Tourism Board. This growth was 9 percent in comparison to 2015. This growth was measured more than twice the global industry standard recently reported by World Tourism Organization as 3.9 percent in January this year. Besides, tourism spending by overseas travelers went up to 10.4 percent showcasing the key attractions of Mexico and luring luxury travelers willing to explore multi-destinations with great food and shopping facilities.
To quote Lourdes Berho, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board, ‘’ Mexico’s sustained, fast growth is a testament to the incredible quality and diversity in our tourism offering and the hard work for the entire industry, both internationally and domestically. More than 9 million Mexicans working in the tourism and hospitality industry have made it their mission to ensure visitors have incredible experiences,” remarked Lourdes Berho, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board. Plans are already underway to ensure 2017 builds upon these achievements and that Mexico continues to welcome all visitors and give them reasons to come back again and again.”
To add more to it, travelers worldwide have voted Mexico as one of the most welcoming and friendly nations in the world in 2016. 94 percent of the travelers conferred that their expectations exceeded as expressed by Mexico Tourism Board.