Mexico continues promotional tour of the United States
The Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués arrived yesterday in Chicago, Illinois
The Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués visits Chicago as part of his work tour in the United States, where he participated in the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Twinning between this metropolis and Mexico City.
With the presence of Reyna Torres Mendívil, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, and Sami Mayekar, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development of Chicago, Secretary Torruco Marqués affirmed that the relationship between both twinned cities is clear as Chicago is one of the main cities of the American Union issuing tourists to our country.
He specified that in 2019 almost one million 300 thousand visitors from this city arrived in Mexico, which represents 8 percent of all tourists who arrived from the United States.
He also assured that from January to August of this year, about 700 thousand travelers from Chicago were received, 77 percent more than what was registered in 2020.
In addition, scheduled airplane seats from this destination to our nation for the last quarter of 2021 are around 450 thousand, 38 percent more than last year.
In this way, among Chicago, which participates with 8 percent of all Americans who travel to Mexico, 40 percent from California and 5.8 percent from New York, they already add up to almost 54 percent of the total number of tourists who travel. to our country from the American Union.
"Without a doubt, tourism revenues will be a key engine for economic recovery in both countries and, fortunately, international travel is beginning to recover," he said.
He added that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments to reshape their priorities and adapt to the new reality.
“We have all learned the value of the national traveler, but we live in a global world and I am convinced that by working together as a region, looking towards the recovery of our tourism industries, we will be able to make this activity an engine of local and regional recovery for the well-being of our societies, for their prosperity and growth ”, expressed the secretary Torruco Marqués.
Today concludes this work tour and his visits to the United States will conclude in the second week of next December, when he returns to be in the cities of Houston and San Antonio, in Texas.
The event was also attended by the Mexican consulate in Chicago, Gerardo Guerrero, Deputy Consul. While for the city of Chicago: Celia Meza, corporation counsel; Teresa Reyes, deputy chief of Staff, Office of the Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton; Nubia Williams, director, office for New Americans; Geraldine Luna, director of the Covid-19 Initiative, of the Department of Public Health; Byron Sigcho-López, Alderman district 25; Adrienne Tongate, executive vice president of Global Strategic Initiatives, World Business Chicago; Ana Casanueva, president US-MX Business Association, Chicago Chapter; Verónica Kosteris, secretary, Mexico City Hometown Association; Matilde Galván, president Mexico City Hometown Association; and Adriana Escárcega, co-chair Mexico City Committee, Chicago Sister Cities; besides Vicente Rangel.