When tourists choose our country, they are not only
telling us they like Mexico, they are telling us they trust Mexico, he said.
The tourism policy implemented by President Enrique
Peña Nieto’s government has restored Mexico to its rightful place as one of the
world’s most important tourist destinations, he said.
He participated in a press conference with Minister of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, and President and CEO of the International
Entertainment Corporation Alejandro Soberón Kuri.
At a joint press conference with Secretary of
Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero and President and CEO of the International
Entertainment Corporation Alejandro Soberón Kuri, General Coordinator of Social
Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesman Eduardo Sánchez
Hernández said that, “Mexico is an increasingly competitive and reliable world
class destination, both for those who visit us and for those who invest in this
He said that
when tourists choose our country, they are not only telling us they like Mexico They are telling us they trust Mexico.”
He noted that
thanks to this confidence, our country has regained its place among the ten
most important tourist destinations in the world, according to the World
Tourism Organization World Tourism Barometer.
A prime example
of this trust, he declared, was the return of Formula 1 last year, whose
organization achieved the highest recognition by the International Automobile
Federation. “The economic and sporting success of this event proved
that coordinated work between government and private enterprise yields great
results,” he declared.
spokesman declared that a record number of international tourists was recorded
in 2015, exceeding 32 million travelers, meaning that tourism has been
revitalized as a source of job creation, foreign exchange, infrastructure, and
international projection of our country.
Noting that, “The
tourism policy implemented by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government has restored
Mexico to its rightful place as one of the world’s top tourist destinations,”
he stressed that the keys to our country’s recovery of its place as one of the
10 most important tourist destinations in the world are, “Undoubtedly the world-class
infrastructure and services that exist in Mexico, the variety and quality of
its tourist attractions and, of course,
the ability, professionalism and commitment of those involved in the industry.”
said, “There are more and more tourists in the world, more and more places to
visit and people are increasingly opting for Mexico.”
He said that
with earnings of $17.5 billion USD from overseas visitors, the tourism industry
accounts for 8.5 percent of gross domestic product, creates more than nine
million jobs and gives us a sense of pride at being able to organize the best
world events, such as Formula 1, or the First Game of the NFL Professional American
Football Season, which returned to Mexico after 10 years.
of our country as a tourist destination, “Is not a question of geography or
luck, it is the result of a vision of work and results. As a result,
tourism in Mexico is experiencing a permanent high season,” he declared.