Mexico praised for its tourism strategy

1st Nov 2012

Countries all over the world have congratulated Mexico on the work it has done to develop its tourism industry.

The country's efforts received applause by delegates from more than 50 countries belonging to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the 94th session of the organisation's Executive Council, which was held in Campeche.

Taleb Rifai, UNWTO's Secretary General, said Mexico could be regarded as a positive role model for how countries should increase their global tourism.

He described the work that had been done in the country so far as "outstanding" and claimed what had been achieved by Mexico showed the effectiveness of the National Agreement for Tourism.

He added he hoped politicians in Mexico's next government would build on what had already been achieved so it would continue to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Official figures from UNWTO show tourism plays a vital part in economies all over the world, accounting for 9% of the global GDP. According to eTurboNews, Mexico is a favourite holiday spot for many Americans with 5.3% more US tourists visiting in July, August and September this year than during those three months last year.


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