Tourism Activity in Mexico Grows 1%

Tourism activity in Mexico grew 1 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, the National Geography and Statistics Institute (Inegi) said on Thursday.
Spending by tourists, both domestic and foreign, increased 1.2 percent in April-June over the same interval in 2013.
While spending by Mexicans traveling within the country for pleasure decreased 0.9 percent, foreign visitors spent 20.6 percent more in the second quarter, Inegi said in a statement.
The 23.7 million foreign tourists who visited Mexico in 2013 generated $13.8 billion in economic activity, according to the report.
Tourism accounts for 8.4 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product and is the third largest source of foreign-currency earnings after oil exports and remittances from Mexicans abroad.