Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mexico expects to receive up to 40 million tourists in 2023

Mexico’s inviting beaches, awe-inspiring archaeological sites and pretty colonial cities look set to be very busy this year, with almost 40 million international tourists expected to flock to the country.

Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco said in a statement Sunday that 39.4 million foreign tourists are predicted to come to Mexico in 2023.

Temple of Kulkulcán
Chichén Itzá is Mexico’s most visited archaeological site. (Foto de Marv Watson en Unsplash)

That figure is 2.7% higher than the number of international tourists Mexico received last year and just 12.6% short of the record set in 2019.

Torruco said that the predicted 39.4 million foreign tourists are forecast to contribute just under US $31.17 billion to the Mexican economy.

That figure – which equates to about $790 per international tourist – is 11.3% higher than last year’s revenue and 26.8% above spending by international tourists in 2019, the tourism minister said.

Torucco also said that the tourism industry is expected to contribute about 8.6% of Mexico’s overall GDP in 2023.

He reported Monday that 4.99 million passengers were transported to and from Mexico on international flights in January, a 32.4% increase compared to the same month of 2022.

Torruco noted that the number of passengers on domestic flights also increased, rising 31.3% to 4.98 million.

Aeroméxico and Volaris were the top two Mexican airlines for the number of international passengers they transported, while Volaris and Viva Aerobus ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, for domestic passengers.

Mexico News Daily 

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