Mexico Is The Most Popular Destination For Americans

Mexico has become the most popular international destination for U.S. tourists. This doesn’t come as a surprise to us here in Mexico and we now have the official proof. the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Office said in a report that 15.2 million U.S. citizens visited Mexico in 2013 against 14.9 million in 2012.

The more promising news is that people traveling to Mexico makes for 32% of all international tourists from US. Canada was the distant second at 21%.

Another report from the Banco de México, the Mexico’s central bank, said that tourists to Mexico between January and October 2013 spent $11 million, 8.6 percent more than in 2012. The report predicted that the entire spend for 2013 would exceed the historic high in 2008.

Sectur reported that hotel occupations during 2013 increased by 5.6 % compared to 2012, as well as total private investment in the tourism industry of 112 billion pesos ($8.6 billion).

There were 19 new airline routes created last year, 13 domestic and six international, with a 10.7 percent increase in international flights.

A report carried out by CNET and the Anáhuac México-Norte University discovered that there was an 8.4% increase in international travel into the country during the first eight months of 2013. The biggest increases were travelers from Colombia (58.4 percent), the U.K. (18 percent), the U.S (8.9 percent), Brazil (5.4 percent) and Argentina (4.9 percent).

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