Mexico Not Heavily Phased by Passport Restrictions

Mexico's international tourism arrivals and revenues were up in the first quarter of this year, a sign that the new passport restrictions put into effect in late January hasn't had much negative impact on the country's tourism. According to Mexico's Tourism Secretariat, the country's international tourism revenues during January, February and March reached $3.758 billion, a 14.6 percent increase compared with results posted for the same period in 2006. The 3.6 million international tourism arrivals during the period represented an increase of 8.3 percent compared with first quarter 2006 results and 1.2 percent compared with first quarter 2005 figures.

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