Mexico City.- Mexico reported a significant growth in the tourism sector, showing a 6.7% increase from January to October, when compared to the same period in 2016, thanks to the meetings and events program, Mexican Tourism Board (MTB) said.
Mexico has taken a leadership position as a destination for meetings and events with the re-launch of its strategic partnership program with meetings industry organizations and initiatives that aim to elevate its ICCA ranking, as well as to increase the economic impact of the meetings and conventions industry in the Mexican economy, which currently accounts for US$25 billion.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranks Mexico as 3rd in Latin America, 5th in the Americas, and 21st globally for meeting and incentive travel.
Mexico offers businesses strong competitive advantages, including an ideal location, connectivity, infrastructure, affordability and a mature supply chain. Additionally, the country is home to convention and exhibition centers with spaces ranging from 13,000 to 960,000 square feet in more than 56 destinations, providing a wide variety of options for event planners based on the size and scope of any event.
Source: Travel Daily News