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Its official: Mexico has surpassed Turkey as the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world

Mexico City.- Mexico has surpassed Turkey as the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world, according to a report of the UNWTO.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) added that Mexico welcomed 35 million visitors last year, with a nine percent increase in foreign tourists arriving in the country. Due to political unrest and security concerns, Turkey welcomed 28.3 million visitors last year.

Mexico had dropped in the UNWTO rankings to 15th in 2013 but has since climbed back to ninth due to improved security and a steadily recovering tourism industry in certain regions. The country finished eighth for last year, with only 600,000 fewer visitors than the seventh-place United Kingdom.

Tourism revenue was also up in Mexico, climbing to $19.6 billion.

Source: Fox News Travel

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