Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara released the Sixth Government Report on Tourism. The Report chronicles a period of strong growth in tourism arrivals – both domestic and international – in addition to public and private sector investment in tourism over the past six years. Tourism, which constitutes more than nine percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product, is a national priority.

Mexico has seen a 53.7% increase in private sector investment…which has been a key factor in Mexico having the best year of tourism ever in 2011 with 23.4 million people [international air arrivals].

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of domestic and foreign tourists increased from 162 million to 191.5 million (18.2 percent increase), an historic record.