Mexico will receive a record number of 41 million tourists in 2018 Enrique de la Madrid, the minister of tourism, said.
This historic number will benefit various sectors of the economy, the minister said.In 2017 Mexico received 39.3 million visitors, which meant it was the world’s sixth most visited country, according to the minister.
The government estimates that if the current growth is maintained, Mexico’s tourism industry should account for around 10 percent of the country’s GDP in the next few years.
On May 8, De la Madrid said Mexico hopes to become the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world, thanks to the positive experience travelers have enjoyed in the country.The minister also said recently that attracting Chinese tourists was a priority.
Source: Mexican Press