Tourism Minister of Mexico estimates fewer tourists and losses due to Canada suspending all flights to Mexico

Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

On Sunday, the Tourism Minister of Mexico estimated and announced that due to Canada suspending all flights to the country, there could be 791,000 fewer tourists incurring heavy losses for the tourism industry.

Canada’s decision to postpone flights by its major airlines to Mexico for three months to restrain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic could cost the Mexican tourism industry around $782 million in lost revenue.

Mexican Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco estimated that there could be up to 791,000 lesser tourists as a result of the suspension Canada imposed from Sunday through April 30. Still, the losses may end up smaller, Torruco opined.

The minister said that Canada could also miss out on 372,000 Mexican visitors and $368 million in lost revenues due to the freezing of flights.
Mexico hasn’t suspended flights to Canada, although one airline, Aeromexico, said that it would halt flights to Canada from the second week of February until the end of April.

The ministry said that compared to 2019, the number of visitors to Mexico from Canada declined last year by 61.3% to 1,020,000.

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