Mexico welcomed 35 million global visitors in 2016

Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MexicoAs of 2016, it was announced by the Mexico Tourism Board that a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico, registering a 9% increase compared to 2015. Tourism spending by international visitors also grew by 10.4%, highlighting Mexico’s appeal to luxury travelers, interest in multi-destination visits, and demand for Mexico’s gastronomy, artisanal goods and shopping offering.

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. 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.”

True to the famous Mexican adage, ‘mi casa es tu casa’ (my home is your home), travelers from all over the world have recognized Mexico as being one of the most welcoming and friendliest places to visit in 2016. According to the Mexico Tourism Board, more than 94% of visitors reported experience which exceeded their expectations and 86% said that they would like to come back again. Due to continued expansion in connectivity, tourists coming by air grew at a faster rate of 10.7%.

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