Tourists at Riviera Maya (Photo: Posta) came up with an interesting piece on tourism growth in Mexico, check it out...

The tourism business in Mexico is booming. The country’s secretary of tourism announced recently that nearly 40 million tourists visited Mexico in 2017 and that number could continue growing at a rate of around four million a year. The 2017 tally was up by 4.2 million, or 12 percent from 2016.

It appears the world is beginning to recognize what expats in Mexico have known for years: Mexico is a great place to spend time and money, and live.

Even with daily headlines and advisories warning of violence in Mexico, world travelers just keep coming at an ever increasing rate, lured by a favorable exchange rate, balmy beach resorts, colorful colonial cities, the warmth and friendliness of the Mexican people and much, much more.

Mexico is now the eighth most visited country in the world, still far behind #1 ranked France, which hosts over 80 million visitors each year. Which countries are still ahead of Mexico? The U.S and Spain are tied for the #2 spot with about 75 million visitors each.

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