Mexican President Inaugurates 40th Edition of Tianguis Turístico MéxicoBy Romina Martínez Sánchez
Tourism Marketplace returns to Acapulco.
In an impressive formal ceremony that took place during an outdoor luncheon, the President of Mexico, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto officially opened the 40th edition of the Tianguis Turístico México, which is taking place in the port city of Acapulco.
In his speech, the Mexican president stated his pride in the nation’s achievements, which have translated to listing 2014 as the best year in tourism in Mexico. He explained that last year’s growth in the industry resulted in nearly 5 million more international visitors who came to the country, leading to a 20.5% of growth, registering an unprecedented record.
Peña Nieto explained that the 29.1 million visitors who traveled to Mexico in 2014 were double the amount of travelers who visit emblematic destinations such as Egypt. Likewise, he indicated that these figures place Mexico in the top 10 most visited countries in the world with an estimated economic benefit of US $16 million.
The commander in chief also explained that the challenge now is to encourage Mexicans to explore their own country, which he plans to address by providing indications to the Ministry of Tourism and the Mexican Social Security Institute to work together on a joint strategy for Mexicans to travel and discover what Mexico has to offer.
Finally he stated that it’s necessary to elevate the country’s competitiveness, increase air connections promote and diversify the offerings of Mexico’s destinations.
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