Despite the fear that travelers have for Mexico, according to the government's sixth report on tourism the destination has seen a 53 percent increase in investment in the tourism sector over the past six years, reports Breaking Travel News.
Fear of travel to Mexico has been around for the past three years, as travelers are wary of visiting the destination due to the conflicts occurring along the border of Mexico and the United States. Travelers, however, fail to take into consideration the size of Mexico and that tourist destinations, such as Cancun, Riviera Maya and Ixtapa are hundreds of miles from the areas of conflict.
The good news, however, is that numbers are picking up in Mexico and the country is on track to bouncing back. "This [investment] has been a key factor in Mexico having the best year of tourism ever in 2011, with 23.4 million international air arrivals recorded," reports Breaking Travel News.
The government's report details five key priorities: domestic tourism growth; international tourism growth; public tourism investment; private tourism investment and market diversification. All sectors have seen an increase in investment.
"Government has forged a strategic alliance between legislators, bureaucrats, business, unions and academics, thereby establishing a solid basis to ensure the future development of the industry," the article reports.
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