Mexico maintains historic numbers of tourist arrivals
Mexico (Notimex) – Mexico continues to welcome a record Number of tourists, with 17.3 million international visitors arriving during the first five months of the year, said Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid.
The figure represents almost 10 percent more than the same period last year.
From January to May this year, tourists spent $9.7 billion, up 4.6 percent from the same period in 2017.
In the same period, the average number of occupied hotel rooms was 246,000, up from the 236,000 from the same five months a year ago.
In 2017, Mexico was the sixth most visited country in the world, with 39.3 million visitors throughout the year.
Photo: A cruise ship arrives to Acapulco, on Mexico's Pacific coast. Notimex/Special