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Mexico: Top cruise destination in 2017
Dallas (Notimex) - Mexico was the most visited country for cruise tourists in 2017, according to the Cruise Trends 2017 Report by CruiseCompete.com.
Mexico has much in its favor, including 8,000 kilometers of coastline and some of the world's most famous archaeological sites, the company said.
The most visited port during 2017 was Cozumel, in the Caribbean.
"Even hurricanes can't take away the...
Guanajuato strides towards tourism sustainability
Silao, Guanajuato (Notimex) - The central Mexican state of Guanajuato is making strides towards sustainable tourism through the Training and Awareness program for tourism service companies.
The World Tourism Organization declared 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism.
The Guanajuato government said that it has launched actions that aim to achieve the goals set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Tourism program creates 3,000 jobs in Mexico
Mexico (Notimex) - A program called "Tesoros de México," (Treasures of Mexico) has created 3,000 direct jobs and created 129 companies in 13 states, said Salvador Sánchez, undersecretary of Quality and Regulation at the Tourism Ministry.
The program also registered nearly $2.7 million pesos in sales of lixury services, he added.
The investment in this program has helped its companies increase their...
Tourism GDP grows 5.1 percent in second quarter
Mexico (Notimex) - The gross domestic product of Mexico's tourism sector grew 5.1 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, according to the county's statistics agency Inegi.
Tourism services grew 6.1 percent in the period, while the goods sector grew 3.4 percent.
Domestic tourism grew 2.1 percent, beating foreign tourism, which dropped 1.3 percent in the April-June period.