Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018
The minister said that this historic number will benefit various sectors of the economy.
Last year, Mexico received 39.3 million visitors, which meant that it was the world’s sixth most visited country.
De la Madrid said, “This represents higher revenue and, more importantly, more employment for Mexicans. Mexico is living through one of the best and maybe longest periods in the tourism sector.”
Mexican tourism numbers have increased dramatically over the last several years. The government of Mexico estimates that if the current growth is maintained, Mexico’s tourism industry should account for around 10 percent of the country’s GDP in the next few years.
De la Madrid said that Mexico hopes to become the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world, and it’s all due to the positive experience that the travelers have enjoyed in the country. Attracting Chinese tourists is also a priority now.