Air travel to Mexico from international destinations is looking up, according to the country's Secretary of Tourism.
Secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo's office reported that in July 2010 the country saw an increase of 27.5 percent in a year-over-year comparison. The United States was the largest contributor of visitors, with Canada, Spain and France also seeing significant increases.
As the numbers of visitors has increased, so has the amount of investment from Mexico's tourism sector. Guevara Manzo said the Mexican government has invested more than US$3 billion into new tourism projects. It was also reported that from January to June 2010, more than US$1.8 billion dollars were attributed to private sector investment, of which 88.4 percent were from domestic investors and 11.6 percent from foreign investors. These resources were channeled to the development of 402 projects, with 50.4 percent located in the center of the country, 36.6 percent located in beach zones, 9.2 percent in the northern border, and 3.8 percent in the “Mayan world.” The level of private investment has seen a 29.2 percent increase over the amount recorded in the same period of 2009.
One+ sat down recently with Secretary Guevara Manzo to discuss the future of Mexican tourism and the impact on our industry. The exclusive video will be part of the One+ online experience in October.