Between January and May, Mexico collects more than 10 thousand 777 million dollars from international tourism
The Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, reported that this represents an increase of 100.9% compared to the same period in 2021, and 6.4% compared to the same period in 2019
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that from January to May 2022, foreign exchange income from international tourists was 10 thousand 777 million dollars, this is 100.9% more compared to the first five months of 2021; also surpassing with 6.4% the currencies of the same period of 2019.
The head of the Tourism Secretariat (Sectur) highlighted that, based on the results of the International Travelers Survey published by INEGI, between January and May 2022, 14 million 629 thousand international tourists entered the country, which represents 35.7 % more compared to what was collected in the same period of 2021; being 19.4% away from reaching 18 million 160 thousand international tourists in the same period of 2019.
He pointed out that the average expenditure of international tourists in the period January-May 2022 was 736.7 dollars, which means 48.0% more compared to 2021, and also exceeding by 32.1% the 557.6 dollars registered in the same period of 2019.
Torruco Marqués highlighted that during the first five months of 2022, 8 million 628 thousand internment tourists arrived in Mexico by air, this is 98.9% more compared to 2021, lacking 0.7% to reach the internment tourists captured in the same period of 2019.
He commented that the income of foreign currency by airborne tourists from January to May 2022 had an increase of 114.6% compared to 2021, registering 9 thousand 878 million dollars, and an increase of 9.0% compared to 9 thousand 63 million dollars. dollars raised in the same period of 2019.
He indicated that the average expenditure of tourists for admission by air during January-May 2022, showed a growth of 7.9% compared to 2021, registering one thousand 144.9 dollars; also surpassing with 9.8% the average expense registered between January-May 2019, which was one thousand 42.9 dollars.
The head of Sectur pointed out that between January and May 2022, 25 million 419 thousand international visitors entered the country, registering an increase of 25.9% compared to 2021; being 37.2% away from reaching the arrival of visitors in the same period of 2019.
He underlined that foreign exchange income from international visitors in the first quarter of 2022 was 11 thousand 416 million dollars, which represents an increase of 95.6% compared to 2021; also exceeding the 11 thousand 81 million dollars in foreign exchange per visitor registered between January-May 2019, with 3.0%.
The Secretary of Tourism reported that from January to May 2022, the balance of the balance for international visitors was 8 thousand 968 million dollars, this is 114.7% more than what was registered in 2021; also exceeding with 25.2% the balance captured in the same period of 2019, which was 7 thousand 164 million dollars.