Mexico’ hosting of 2026 World Cup expected to boost tourism

Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mexico’ hosting of 2026 World CupMexico, the United States and Canada have been selected to host the 2026 World Cup.

 

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) hopes that the event will bring a new spotlight to the country’s tourism sector. 2026 is the third time when a major sporting event will be taking place in Mexico, and it will be the first time when 48 teams will be playing 80 matches in a World Cup, making it the largest tournament in history, according to the MTB. Mexico will host ten matches in three cities: Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City.

 
The last World Cups in Mexico took place in 1970 and 1986. The MTB said that this opportunity shows the FIFA’s confidence in Mexico’s infrastructure, logistics and quality of service. The event will also bring sports fans to the country’s best tourist attractions.

 
Named by the New York Times as the best city to visit in 2015, Mexico City has a UNESCO World Heritage Site historical center, as well as a total of 170 museums and 43 galleries. It is second only to London in the number of museums. The destination is also known for its gastronomy, ranging from street food to haute cuisine.

 
Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and is frequently named as one of the best places to visit in the country. Known as the land of tequila and mariachi, other cultural attractions in the city include charrería and folkloric dances. The city is also home to modern architecture and technology.

 
For nature lovers, Monterrey provides mountainous landscapes, such as the Cerro de la Silla, Cerro de las Mitras and La Sierra Madre. The landscape is also dotted with thermal springs, museums and historical sites.

 

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