In Mexico the income of foreign currency and average spending of tourists grows 14%

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In Mexico the income of foreign currency and average spending of tourists grows 14%
Miguel Torruco Marqués, Sectur
Wed July 10, 2019

In the period from January to May, the country registers an income of foreign currency for foreign tourists of 11 thousand 66 million dollars


When attending yesterday the celebration of the "Day of the travel agent" and the 74th anniversary of the Mexican Association of Travel Agents (AMAV), the head of the Ministry of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués said that the results of the accumulated in the January period -mayo of the present year register an entrance of foreign currency by foreign tourists of 11 thousand 66 million dollars, which represents an increase of 14 percent, with respect to the same period of last year.

This is the spill that left the 18.2 million international tourists who arrived in Mexico in the first five months of 2019, 5.9 percent higher than that registered in January-May 2018.

The head of Sectur also reported that in the period indicated the average expenditure of hospitalization tourists was 958.6 dollars, which means an increase of 14 percent; while the Tourism Balance recorded a favorable balance of 7 thousand 200 million dollars, amount higher in 36.2 percent than observed in the first five months of last year.

He added that during May the six cities that account for 94 percent of the total arrivals of travelers from abroad to Mexico: Cancun, Mexico City, Los Cabos, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Monterrey showed significant growth, "despite the critical comments of our adversaries, "he said.

The head of the Ministry of Tourism reminded those present at breakfast that the "Fourth Transformation, promoted by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is not a change of government but of regime. It is a new way of governing to reorient the course of Mexico, banishing vices and corruption. "

And he was emphatic in saying that "there is no going back, because we are convinced that the Fourth Transformation will leave a better legacy to the new generations".

With the presence of Eduardo Paniagua Morales, president of the national AMAV; Luis Alegre Salazar, president of the Tourism Commission of the Chamber of Deputies; and Ignacio Cabrera Fernández, general director of the Tourism Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, congratulated the travel agents for their day, and the AMAV for its 74th anniversary.

He stated that this association is the second oldest tourist organization in Latin America, which has been consolidated by its representation in the more than five thousand travel agencies that exist in the country, with more than a thousand partners working with levels of competence and worldwide quality.

Torruco Marqués said that travel agents remain the best promoters of Mexico's destinations, projecting national and international tourist, cultural and natural resources.

"You, the" dream makers ", are the main channel of distribution of tourism activity in our country, thanks to their constant training and updating, which has allowed them to adapt to the new times, to the new challenges demanded by the accelerated development of technologies applied to tourism, "he acknowledged.

He explained that the Sectur is carrying out an intense work focused on the development and regional integration of the tourist product to make Mexico a more competitive country, up to its potential, and always thinking that the benefits of the generous tourist activity permeate for the benefit of the local population.

To this end, Torruco Marqués has been meeting with governors, state secretaries of tourism, investors, and presidents of Chambers, Associations, Confederations and organizations of the sector, with the idea, in addition, to join efforts so that each state develops a product " Anchor "and, from there, configure complementary tourist circuits that detonate the economy of the plaza, the entity and the region.

For example, he added, already works in Yucatan in various routes: the Nostalgia, which includes several sites linked to the life of the great composer Armando Manzaneros; the one of the Haciendas; and Henequén, Artesanías and Xtabentún.

Also, in Durango will be a renovated Villa del Oeste; and in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, with the Mar de Cortes Aquarium, which will be the largest in Latin America. Thus, an attractive regional circuit will be detonated between both states, which already has the Mazatlán-Durango highway. In addition, in Mexicali, which is home to more than one hundred thousand Chinese citizens, a splendid "China Town" will be built.


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