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The Mexico Tourism Board recently shared some new travel statistics from the The World Tourism Organization (WTO).
According to the data from the organization during 2015, Mexico registered an annual growth of 9.5 percent in the arrival of international tourists, moving from ninth to tenth place in world rankings.
The data also showed that the number of foreign visitors airlifted to Mexico by country of residence, from January – March, 2016 was 4.5 million, a figure 10.9 percent higher than recorded during the same period in 2015. U.S. residents showed a growth of 15.9 percent, rising from 2.2 million visitors last year, to 2.6 million.
In the first quarter of 2016, the arrival of 750 cruise ships to Mexico was recorded, a figure 2 percent higher than the same period in 2015, while passenger arrivals also saw an increase of 2.1 percent. Additionally, the Pacific region recorded the arrival of 265 cruise ships in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 12.3 percent, as well as a 14.7 percent increase in the number of passengers.