In January, 4.6 million international visitors entered Mexico
The figure has been revealed by the Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués, who reported that an increase of 21.6% was thus achieved
Based on the results of the International Travelers Survey corresponding to the month of January 2022 published by INEGI, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that in January 2022, 4.6 million entered the country of international visitors, registering a growth of 21.6% compared to 2021; being 41.7% away from reaching the 7.9 million that arrived in the same month of 2019.
He pointed out that the income of foreign currency by international visitors in the first month of 2022 was one thousand 980.7 million dollars, this is 112.1% more than in 2021; and missing only 13.5% to reach the amount raised in January 2019, which was 2 thousand 288.9 million dollars.
During January 2022, the balance of the balance for international visitors was one thousand 474.2 million dollars, this is 833.4 million dollars more than what was registered in 2021, an increase of 130%; also exceeding by 8.4% the balance captured in January 2019, which reached one thousand 359.8 million dollars.
The head of the Tourism Secretariat (Sectur) indicated that in January 2022, 2.6 million international tourists entered the country, this is 37.5% more than those who arrived in 2021; and it is only 24.1% away from reaching the figure of January 2019, when 3.5 million international tourists entered.
Regarding the foreign exchange income from international tourists in the first month of the year, he pointed out that it was one thousand 869 million dollars, 121.8% more compared to 2021; while, to reach the 2 thousand 95 million dollars raised in January 2019, 10.8% is missing.
Torruco Marqués added that in January, 1.5 million inbound tourists arrived in Mexico by air, which represents 118.1% more compared to 2021, and lacking 15.2% to reach the inbound tourists captured in the same month of 2019.
He highlighted that the average expenditure of tourists for admission by air in January 2022, showed a growth of 9.9% compared to 2021, registering one thousand 157.6 dollars, and ranking as the highest historical amount after August 2021, and exceeds the expenditure average of January 2019 by 7.8%, when a thousand 74.2 dollars were captured.