Published On: Tue, Dec 11th, 2018

Number of foreign tourists in Mexico grows by 6.5%

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The tourism industry in Mexico continues with positive numbers, registering the arrival of 33,691,000 tourists from January to October of this year, which meant a growth of 6.5 percent compared to the same period in 2017.

According to information from the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), it was indicated that the currencies in the sector in this period were 18,257,000 US dollars, a 5.1% increase.

According to data from the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), of the total number of foreign tourists arriving by plane, more than 80% are concentrated in five destinations that are: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Cancun-Riviera Maya.

Regarding the average spending by traveler, this was 488.09 dollars, which decreased 0.99% over the previous year. As for foreign hikers, those who cross the border by car or by foot and only spend a few hours in the country, we´re talking about 47,245,000 during the first ten months of this year, which meant a decrease of 4.7%.

SMT Newsroom with information from



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