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The Tourist Tianguis 2022 starts with a view to maintaining the tourism gained

Acapulco Guerrero. The Tourist Tianguis 2022 started on the coast of Acapulco, in Guerrero, aiming to maintain the levels of travelers gained from the pandemic, which led Mexico to rise to second position among the countries with the largest number of tourists in the world. However, for this, the same tourism officials consider that a greater investment is necessary in key areas for the certainty of the tourist, such as security.

During the inauguration of the 46th edition of the event, the secretary of tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués said that for this year tourism is expected to have a share of the Gross Domestic Product of 8.3%, just four tenths below the rate it registered before the pandemic. “2022 looks promising for tourism in our country,” he said.

For the secretary of the interior, Adán Augusto López, the performance of the tourist activity responds to a recovery of the national economy. “After the long night of Covid, tourism is on its feet. Tourism is a sign that Mexico is going to get ahead,” he said.

For this edition there is a record of 1,556 buyers from 937 companies from 47 nations, which represent 95% of the international issuing markets that visit Mexico. In addition, there are 1,011 exhibiting companies registered, represented by 2,292 people.

Going forward, the secretary of tourism considered that there are “great opportunities” in terms of tourism promotion, particularly for the US market, one of the most dynamic since the pandemic, and which has accounted for the majority of visitors. of destinations such as Cancun and Los Cabos, particularly since the pandemic.

However, in terms of security, the country still has challenges, which are being worked on, said Torruco Marqués, particularly with respect to travel alerts issued to US travelers on certain Mexican markets.

“Yesterday we already discussed it, I met with the undersecretary of consular affairs, I told her that she should reconsider some points so as not to generalize capitals and states”

In this regard, the United States ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, assured that the collaboration with the country continues to find security solutions.

“We are working shoulder to shoulder with the United States and Mexico, so the security of the people is very important, and we are working to solve the problems.”

Last Minute: Tourism will concentrate 14.7% of GDP in Mexico for this year

The World Travel and Tourism Council estimates that this sector will contribute around 190,000 million dollars to the national economy, just below the rate of 14.9% in 2019.

AMResorts will add 14 hotels and two destinations to its portfolio

The hotel chain, acquired by the American Hyatt last year, will have an offer of more than 35,000 rooms, to which two destinations will be added: St. Lucia and Colombia.

Quintana Roo works four tourism programs around the Mayan Train

The state secretary of tourism, Bernardo Cueto, said that development programs are being worked on in regions such as Tulum and the southern zone related to the work.

The arrival of foreign tourists by air grows 138.5% in the first quarter

Mexico received 5.02 million foreign tourists by air from January to March, the figure is still 7% below the 2019 record.

Los Cabos expects to receive 3 million visitors this year

The destination received almost 325,000 tourists in March, the largest monthly flow in its history. During the first quarter it had a 13% increase in travelers compared to 2019.