Mexico increased the collection of tourist currencies by 13.7% from January to July
In the first seven months of the year, the arrival of foreign travelers also increased by 8 percent
In terms of tourism, the objectives of the current federal government seek, in essence, to increase tourist spending, as well as generate jobs and investment for the benefit of the population of each of our tourist destinations, said the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués.
Taking this afternoon the protest to the Steering Committee of the National College of Graduates in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, the head of the Ministry of Tourism said that today the tourism activity in our country is maintained with an upward step , as the main indicators of the January-July period of this year show: 26 million 200 thousand international tourists, 8 percent more than in the same period of 2018; and 13 thousand 909 million dollars of economic spill, 13.7 percent above what was recorded in the first seven months of last year.
Likewise, the average expenditure of hospitalization tourists was $ 916, 11.9 percent more than in a similar period of the previous year; as well as a positive Tourist Balance of 9 thousand 997 million dollars, which represents an increase of 27.9 percent.
"They are encouraging figures, but we are aware in the Ministry of Tourism that we must continue working to improve them year after year, in order to keep Mexico among the first powers in tourism," he said.
The federal secretary of Tourism said that although the tourist attractions of the country are many and extraordinary, tourism activity also requires qualified, competitive, creative and innovative tourism professionals, capable of adapting to the changes that occur in a sector as dynamic as tourism, especially at levels where strategic decisions are made and policies and lines of action are defined.
“You, the tourism professionals, who work in the different fields of this exciting activity, have the valuable opportunity to contribute with their talent, effort and dedication to consolidate this sector that for decades has shown continuous growth, boosting economic development from Mexico, ”he pointed out.
With the presence Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, secretary of Tourism of Guerrero; Adela Román Ocampo, municipal president of Acapulco, and Sergio Salmerón Manzanares, president of the National College of Graduates in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, added that within this school surely knowledge, experiences and points of view will be intertwined, which will allow assuming a critical position in the face of the problems that afflict the tourism sector and with a proactive attitude to help raise their possible solutions.
Torruco Marqués said there are currently around 90 thousand tourism students graduated from the 152 152 educational institutions in the country at the technical, higher and postgraduate levels, many of whom could strengthen this nascent body and contribute to the aggrandizement of the national tourism industry .
He pointed out that the new vision on tourism as a tool for social reconciliation, surpasses macroeconomic approaches and old paradigms of large bureaucratic apparatus, under the false premise that a larger budget more actions and, therefore, better results. It also seeks to overcome routine actions, onerous and without objective and measurable evidence of impact.
“This vision implies moving from the organization to innovation, from repetition to restoration, from the privative to the common and from the expenseful to the austere,” said Secretary Torruco Marqués.