Mexico Expects International Tourist Numbers To Continue Climbing

Mexico Expects International Tourist Numbers To Continue Climbing

23/07/2021 Off By Denis Denis

Mexico’s federal Tourism Ministry predicts international tourist numbers will rebound this summer as COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available worldwide.

According to Mexico News Daily, Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco Marques announced SECTUR’s projected visitor numbers for July and August, saying the country expects an estimated 20.2 million tourists.

The latest projections would equate to a 178 % increase compared to the same two-month period last year during the pandemic when around 7.4 million international tourists visited Mexico.

Mexico’s Tourism Ministry predicts the hotel and resorts industries will generate $ 2.4 billion during the remainder of the summer, a 48.5 % increase compared to 2020. Occupancy is also expected to climb to 52.2 %, a 36 % jump from last year.

 

 

Torrico Marques said airline ticket sales analyzed between January 1 and June 23 showed that airline traveller arrivals to Mexico would be 31.9 % higher than the numbers registered in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic.

As for where the international visitors are arriving from, the United States is the top source with a 30.4 % increase in air arrivals, Spain reported a 27.6 % increase and Switzerland registered a 21.3 % increase.

Almost one million Americans visited Mexico in May, a new record.

On Wednesday, the U.S. government extended the closure of land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel through August 21. The Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo is also working to update certification protocols and aiming to provide COVID-19 tests in hotels, especially ones that receive large numbers of travellers.

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