International arrival numbers in Mexico continue to soar
Mexican tourism positioned to break records in 2011
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - From January to May 2011, the number of international visitors to Mexico grew 2.1 percent compared to the same period in 2010. In total, more than 9.5 million tourists have visited Mexico in the first five months of the year. These numbers clearly indicate that Mexico continues to be a destination of choice for millions of people around the world.
Of particular interest is that there was substantial growth emanating from Russia (58.1 percent), Brazil (40.9 percent), and China (32.8 percent) over the period.
At this rate, Mexico is expected to receive a record number of international foreign visitors, trumping its previous high of 22.4 million achieved in 2010.
The Mexico Tourism Board has been working with industry and the private sector to attract overseas attention and to build the necessary infrastructure to accommodate such numbers. These numbers are a testament to the great things that can be achieved when the public and private sectors collaborate.