U.S. tourist arrivals grow 22.6% in the first quarter of 2016

In the first quarter of 2016, the arrivals of tourists by air to Mexico from the United States grew 22.6% over the same period last year, the Tourism Minister, Enrique de la Madrid, said.In the presentation of the national movement, “Let’s all travel through Mexico” and “Improve your hotel” in Coahuila, the official said that the origin of 58% of the total of visitors in the country last year was United States.
Enrique De la Madrid Cordero, Mexico's Tourism Minister. (File photo)
Enrique De la Madrid Cordero, Mexico’s Tourism Minister. (File photo)

Europe, he continued, is also a market that is interested in Mexico, as in the first three years of the current administration, visitors from this continent by air reached an increase of 18% over the same period of last year.

In 2015, 477 thousand visitors from the UK arrived to the country making it the largest European market for Mexico

Colombia, he said, consolidated its position as the fourth tourist market for Mexico and the first in Latin America, surpassing Brazil and Argentina in number of visitors.

The Tourism Minister said that Mexico has the third largest airport, allowing more tourist flow from other regions and encouraging domestic growth, while the tourist infrastructure has grown according to the needs of the sector.

Also, between last January and June the airport of Torreon received two thousand 315 flights, of which one thousand 965 were national and 350 international.

Source: notimex.gob.mx



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