Mexico Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Mexico 2019

Over the past decade, Mexico’s tourism industry has shown steady expansion, growing every year since 2011 despite security concerns and travel warnings. The 41.4m tourists that visited Mexico in 2018 reflect a 5.5% increase from the number of visitors in 2017, when the government estimated 39m foreign tourists entered the country. Tourists are increasingly venturing out of the traditional...

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.

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In light of the new multi-phase tourism policy, what diversification initiatives will be put in place to strengthen the industry?

 

Over the past decade, Mexico’s tourism industry has shown steady expansion, growing every year since 2011 despite security concerns and travel warnings. The 41.4m tourists that visited Mexico in 2018 reflect a 5.5% increase from the number of visitors in 2017, when the government estimated 39m foreign tourists entered the country. According to...

 

San Luis Potosí has a portfolio of attractions to appeal to different segments of the tourism market. Beyond the picturesque colonial centre of the capital, palm groves, natural pools and archaeological sites make the south-eastern Huasteca region worthy of promotion, and adventure tourism has grown significantly in recent years with...

 

Aided by easier and cheaper travel, global tourism has experienced two decades of almost uninterrupted growth. According to the World Bank, the number of international departures more than doubled between 1997 and 2017, from 687m to 1.57bn per annum. With the global middle class estimated by the US-based think tank Brookings Institution to be...

 

Mexican officials are turning to the tourism sector in a drive to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy based on technological advancement, as well as value-added products and services. The National Development Plan (Plan Nacional de Desarrollo, PND) 2019-24, released by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador – commonly known as AMLO...

 

As recent years have seen Hidalgo place a greater emphasis on its tourism sector, private companies are also recognising the potential of the small but strategically located state. In November 2018 leading US water park and resort provider Great Wolf Lodge announced that it had chosen Hidalgo as the site of its first facility outside of the US...