Arizona’s Image Still A Challenge In Mexico
This article was about how SB1070 is still preventing some Mexican tourists from feeling welcome in Arizona and what some officials are doing to improve perceptions.
“We heard loud and clear that the lingering effects of 1070 still affect people in Mexico, [their] willingness and desire to come to Arizona,” Stanton said. “And in fact, some of the destinations we compete with use it against us, to sell their destinations opposed Phoenix. That was difficult to hear, but I appreciate the honesty of the people in the travel and tourism industry.”
Mexico City’s Secretary of Tourism is signing agreements with popular international tourism markets to help increase tourism to Mexico and attract visitors on an international and national level.
This program will help to drive tourism between the states as part of the “Enjoy Mexico City” initiative to mobilize tourists and nationals to experience Mexico’s capital, and the largest city in Latin America.
Tourism Up, Mexico Aims for Non-U.S. Visitors
Tourism to Mexico is increasing but while the United States makes up a large portion of why tourism is growing, Mexico is also looking to other countries. Mexico is taking steps to become more appealing to international visitors beyond the United States. Some of the actions that Mexico is taking to attract visitors from different countries is cutting down wait times to get visas.
“In the past we were depending mainly, and only, on the U.S. That was about seven years ago,” said Mexico’s tourism secretary, Gloria Guevara. “Now, we want to continue to build up tourism from the U.S. but also look toward bringing other nationalities in.”
Canada is a hit with Chinese tourists, as Americans stay home
International visitors from China, Japan, India and South Korea have increased recently while the number of American visitors declined. The article is attributing the decline to how much stronger the Canadian dollar is compared to the United States.
Despite the increase in international visitors that lack of American tourists crossing has had a drastic impact on Canada’s tourism numbers.
“this is the second-lowest number of travellers since May, 2003.”
Why crossing the U.S. border will only get easier
Despite recent concerns with security, the United States is working hard to become an easier for international tourists to travel to. The strides the U.S. is taking will be very beneficial for Canadian travelers specifically.
“America’s share of the global tourism pie has shrunk—by about a third over the past decade. To rectify that, the government and the tourism industry are spending $150 million this year marketing the U.S. as a premier travel destination. The White House has also instructed the State Department, via executive order, to simplify and speed up the process of obtaining visitor’s visas.”
Cancun Drug Murders: 6 Strangled, 1 Decapitated In Mexico Resort Town
Six people were found murdered in one of Mexico’s top tourists destinations. This isn’t the first violence to hit the popular tourists destination. Last month six people died at a bar at Cancun.
Police found the bodies of the five men and two women in a shack in the outskirts of Cancun, a major tourist destination on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, that has largely escaped the drug-related violence that has racked Acapulco, a faded tourist destination on the Pacific coast.