Travel in Mexico
Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism reported a 5 percent increase in the number of air arrivals to Mexico in the first five months of 2012, year on year and positively growing its tourism base across 141 nations. Approximately 4.9 million international tourists visited Mexico between January and May 2012.
2.6 million visitors came from the United States representing an increase of 1.2 percent year on year. According to the latest figures for the US Department of Commerce, Mexico remains the number one international destination for US travelers; furthermore, during the first quarter of 2012 Mexico held 19% of the US’s outbound tourism market share.