Tourism in Mexico Increases in 2011

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Despite the Bad Press
From Mexico Today
Recent statistics from the Bank of Mexico demonstrate that tourism in Mexico has increased by 2 percent in the period between January 2011 and September 2011. A sweeping 16.7 million tourists from all over the world traveled to Mexico during this period of time, spending an average of $155.90 dollars during their trips. The United States remains one of the primary sources of tourism for Mexico because of its geographical location. Additionally, border tourism went up 8.4 percent, with around 7.4 million visitors.
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo stated, “During the first nine months (of the year), average spending by international visitors was $155.90, representing an increase of 5 percent compared to the January-September period last year.”
With Mexico’s beautiful landscapes, multi-dimensional history, and rich culture, tourists increasingly find themselves wanting to experience the beauty of Mexico during their vacations. Furthermore, in considering recent observations on tourism statistics, it is clear that tourism in Mexico remains one of the most important segments of the country’s economy.
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