Mexico to Break Record on Foreign Arrivals, Minister Says

July 13, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico, Tourism

Young woman with tablet pc at the beachMexico expects to set a record this year with at least 24.6 million foreign tourist visits, Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara said.

Foreigners’ arrivals should increase by more than 5 percent from the 23.4 million visits received in 2011, Guevara said July 6 in an interview at Bloomberg’s Mexico City offices. “We’re also going to have a better number in hotel occupancy,” Guevara said, without providing further details.

Latin America’s second-largest economy seeks to become among the top five international tourist destinations by 2018. The country currently ranks 10th, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

“We’re on track” to reach that goal, Guevara said.

Click here to read more on Bloomberg...