10.4 Million Tourists Expected to Visit Mexico in Final Two Weeks of 2011

Map of Mexico

Map of Mexico (courtesy of www.maps-of-mexico.com)

Approximately 10.4 million tourists are expected to visit Mexico during the last two weeks of 2011, according to estimates announced recently by Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo.

The Mexican newspaper Excelsior reported that 10.4 million national and international visitors will vacation in Mexican tourist destinations between December 16, 2011 and January 2, 2012. This statistic represents a 4 percent increase over the same time period last year. Approximately 60 percent of these tourists will vacation in Mexico during the final week of 2011.

MexicoToday will celebrate end-of-the-year tourism with the special hashtag #10millionTourists. Visitors to Mexico are encouraged to follow @MexicoToday on Twitter and use the hashtag to share their vacation stories.

SOURCE: Marca Pais – Imagen de Mexico

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

4 comments for “10.4 Million Tourists Expected to Visit Mexico in Final Two Weeks of 2011

  1. 2012-03-22 at 1:51 pm

    I wonder how many of them will visit Juarez?

  2. Colin Barnett
    2011-12-23 at 4:46 pm

    I would have thought 10.4 million visitors would have been the total for the year, not 2 weeks!

    • Susie Albin-Najera
      2011-12-26 at 11:58 am

      Colin – last year there were approximately 22 million visitors to Mexico and in 2012, it’s expected to double because of the end of the Mayan calendar and nearly 500 Mayan activities planned.

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