Tourism Sector Landscape

Tourism is one of the most important and dynamic economic sectors in the world today, both for its level of investment, job creation and earnings potential, and for its contribution to regional development. It directly accounts for some 10% of the gross world product and generates one of every eleven jobs. the World Tourism Organization estimates that by 2030, 1, 800 million tourists will be traveling the world.

Tourism’s importance to the Mexican economy is unquestionable. Its benefits are reflected not only as an industry that generates employment and spurs regional development, but also because of its role in spreading information about the country’s cultural and natural attractions.

Mexico offers a broad range of tourist attractions. These include the heritage of pre-Columbian civilizations and development of archaeological sites as symbols of national identity, the incomparable beauty of its beaches, the combination of vestiges of millenary cultures with major cities, extensive areas of natural beauty with historical elements that make them unique, and world-class tourism infrastructure.

Promotion of tourism plays an important role in maintaining and consolidating Mexico as a touristic world power by generating an ever-increasing demand for the country’s destinations and attractions.

With information obtained from Banco de Mexico, we show bellow the results of the international tourist flow to the country during 2014 and the first seven months of 2015:

- International tourist arrivals-
Yearly 2015 vs 2014
Millions of tourists
+21.5%

Source: Bank of Mexico

 

-Income from International Tourism-
Yearly 2015 vs 2014
Millions of Dollars
+16.2%

Source: Bank of Mexico

     

-International tourist arrivals-
January-July 2015 vs 2014
Millions de tourists
+ 8.5%

Source: Bank of Mexico

 

-Income from International Tourism- January-July 2015 vs 2014
Millions of Dollars
+ 8.5%

Source: Bank of Mexico

 
*quantities may vary due to rounding.

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Last Updated: September 30, 2015