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Mexico’s Insecurity Challenges Don’t Stop Visitors; Tourism Numbers Up 6% in March

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Despite Mexico’s insecurity challenges, visitors still seem to be flowing through the borders. The month of March marked the highest increase yet, nearly 6% over the previous year. The largest number of visitors arriving were from Russia, followed by the UK and Spain.

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Original Article Text From La Prensa Mexico via Google Translate :

Increased 5.8% Visitor Arrivals from Abroad

During the month of March, the number of international visitors who arrived by air to our country was one million 152 thousand 302 people, representing an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period in 2011, reported the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry).

Reliance noted that, according to Information Integrated System Operation Migration, the total international visitors arrived our country in the third month of the year, the number citizens of Russia grew 62.3 percent, the UK grew by 24.3 percent, Spain 14.9 percent, France 13.2 percent, compared with March last year.

The number of Brazilians grew 31.6 percent, Russians 62.3 Chinese percent and 44.4 percent against the same period in 2011. In the case of United States 645 000 384 visitors came of that nationality, number 2.4 percent higher compared to the same month last year.

In Canada reached 241 775 thousand visitors, a figure three percent higher than March last year. The number of Germans who visited the tourist wealth of our country was 18 000 228 7.7 percent compared with the same month last year. In March, the number of visitors from Australia increased 10.3 percent, Japan 18.8 percent and 30.4 percent in Sweden.

The number of visitors from Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru increased 10.4, 27.5, 53.1 and 19.2 percent, respectively. Other nationalities also showed a positive performance were Guatemala, Costa Rica, Portugal and Belgium, which recorded growth of 92.7, 23.9, 13.7 and 3.8 percent respectively, compared with the same month of 2011.

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