The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that private investment for the development and maintenance of tourism projects in the period January 2007 to September 2012 reached $20,129,900,000 USD, a figure that exceeds the established six-year target of 20 billion dollars.
ASTA and NTA are pleased to announce that the Mexico Tourism Board has signed on to sponsor the Hispanics in Travel Caucus’ Café con Leche and a panel discussion, “25 Reasons Why Hispanics Are Important in Growing Your Travel Business,” both held in conjunction with ASTA’s Travel Retailing and Destination Expo.
VisitBritain has announced it has signed an agreement with the Mexico Tourism Board to help boost tourist flow between the two countries. This comes immediately after Los Cabos G20 summit at which the world’s leaders, for the first time, recognised the power of tourism to create jobs and generate economic growth.
As it battles back from a series of catastrophes – including the swine flu epidemic of 2009, collapse of national carrier Mexicana and global economic downturn – Mexico continues to struggle with its violent image. But visiting Mexico City, Breaking Travel News here finds there are two sides to every story.
A casino in Northern Mexico was set alight by two dozen gunmen, trapping gamblers inside, which resulted in the deaths of 53 people.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that drug violence has yet to harm his country’s tourism, nor will it hinder his plans to continue growing the industry. Speaking to delegates at the WTTC Global Travel & Tourism Summit, he said there were “almost zero” incidents of tourists encountering crime related to drug cartels.
The tourism secretary for the Mexican state of Culiacan has been murdered by gunmen. Antonio Ibarra Salgado and his driver died in an ambush while travelling in the secretary’s official vehicle on the streets of the state capital.
Quepasa Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: QPSA) Quepasa.com, one of the world’s fastest-growing Latino social networks, today announced that it will be collaborating with Mexico’s Tourism Board—officially known as the Consejo de Promocion Turistica de Mexico, SA de CA—with regards to an online initiative aimed at promoting tourism to Mexico.
AeroMexico, the Mexico Tourism Board and other travel industry partners are joining together to encourage people in the United States, Canada and other countries to travel to Mexico.