Mexico earned 6.217 billion U.S. dollars from tourism revenue in first quarter of the year

 Monday, May 14, 2018 


mexicoThe international tourists’ arrival in Mexico rises a record high of 10.6 million in first quarter along with income of 6.217 billion U.S. dollars in tourism revenue. It is a 12.6 percent increase year-on-year.



The tourism ministry of Mexico said in a statement that only in the month of March, the flow of international tourists reached 4 millions. In the first quarter of 2017, a total of 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Mexico.



The tourism ministry said that the average expenditure of international tourists decreased by 4.4 percent in the first quarter, to 533 dollars from 558 dollars.




In 2017, Mexico was ranked as the sixth most visited country in the world, with 39.3 million visitors, surpassing nations such as Germany, Britain and Turkey, according to Mexico’s government statistics.




Mexican Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid told a press conference during a tourism event in Mexico City his country wants to attract more foreign tourists, especially those from China.




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