The National Tourism Confederation (CNT), has shown concern about the decrease of almost ten percent in arrival of tourists to Mexico, so urged to reformulate the goals of the national agreement by the Turism
Miguel Torruco Marqués, president of CNT argues that the suspension of Mexicana aviation was an important factor in the fall of tourism to Mexico. He also sees with concern the fall of the international tourist activity to Mexico during the first quarter of the year.
The Bank of Mexico has published the data concerning the arrival of visitors from abroad in the period January-March of this year, and the results show a decrease in the flows of travellers and the incomes, since the arrival of tourists by the airway , decreased 5.8 percent, while spending dropped 9.3 percent and average spending a 3.8 percent, which worries because it is the largest-spill sector, according to the Mexican press. As for the arrival of foreign tourists by land, it was also reduced by 9% and spending a 6.7 with respect to the same period of the previous year, however, its average expenditure slightly increased by 2.5%. The National Tourism Confederation has commented that border tourism presented erratic behavior, as the arrival increased by 12.4 percent, but spending decreased 0.1 percent, as well as average spending, a heading that dropped by 11.1 percent.
The CNT explained that according to the above information, the arrival of international tourists for the period January-March went from 5,827,000 in 2010 to 5,854,000 in 2011, which represented a marginal increase of 0.5%.
In this count of what they consider losses, he explained that foreign tourist spending went from 3.108 billion dollars to 2.832 billion dollars, 8.9 percent less, because the average spending of this segment fell from 533 to 484 dollars.
“In addition to the arrival of international tourists with hikers, the total arrival of visitors went from 21,353,000 in January-March from 2010 to 19,293,000 in the same period of 2011, which represents a decrease of almost 10 percent; And spending went from 3.656 billion dollars to 3.326 billion dollars, 9 percent less than last year. ”
He added that the balance of the tourist balance also shows a significant decrease, since it goes from 2.036 billion dollars in 2010 to 1.62 billion from January to March in 2011, which represents a decrease in the balance of almost 21%.
Praise to Mexico for its tourism development
Mexico, was presented at the Global Travel and Tourism Summit (WTCC) as an example of tourism development and as a model for other countries of the world. Which is demonstrated by the commitments that…
Mexico, was presented at the Global Travel and Tourism Summit (WTCC) as an example of tourism development and as a model for other countries of the world. This is demonstrated by the commitments already made by renowned hotel chains in the world.
Some of the world’s largest hotel operators and investors have confirmed their confidence in continuing to invest in Mexico because of the high priority that the Government gives to the development of the country’s tourism sector.
According to statements by the President of WTCC, David Scowsill, where he referred that Mexico is an interesting example and it is important that other countries see this model of development.
Distinguished personalities from the global tourism sphere such as Robert Dow, president of the United States Travel Association; Frits van Paasschen, from Starwood Hotels, Arne Sorensen from Marriott International, and Stephen Holmes from Wyndham Worldwide, have been meeting at the Global Travel and Tourism summit.
At this summit, this Thursday will be the keynote speaker of Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón, who has been selected as guest of honor; This represents a very important recognition for the efforts of his Government in the support he has given to tourism.
Since there are already commitments to invest in Mexico by major operators and hotel investors. It is already mentioned the Rosewood investment of 250 million dollars in San Miguel de Allende, the construction of 47 hotels by the Intercontinental chain and the new Hilton Hotel in Queretaro and the Riviera Maya.
In addition to other projects including a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Los Cabos and one of Four seasons in the Riviera Maya.