Mexico moves up to sixth place on list of most visited countries

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has officially announced that Mexico is now the sixth most visited country in the world.

The Mexican Tourism Board (MTB) initially broke the news in April, but UNWTO confirmed that the country received 39.3 million international visitors (a 12% increase), which catapulted Mexico from eighth to sixth place overall.


Mexico’s growth as a tourist hotspot is incredible. Since being ranked 15th most visited destination in 2013, the country has jumped 62% to sixth place. The increase was the fastest of all major global destinations.

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“Mexico’s historic rise to the list of the most visited countries in the world is a testament to the fact that Mexico is indeed a world apart and people want to discover again and again,” said Mexican Secretary of Tourism Enrique of Madrid. in a report. “We are proud of everything Mexico and the more than 10 million Mexicans working in this industry have to offer visitors. I am confident that this positive momentum will continue as more and more people discover the incredible experiences that Mexico has to offer. “

There are several reasons for Mexico’s rapid growth, including the development of new and existing destinations, the diversification of tourism products and the improvement of partnerships with airlines and hotels.

To continue the country’s growth, the Mexican Tourism Board works with industry partners in the United States and Canada to organize unique events and experiences, such as Formula 1, NFL and the Coupe du football world 2026.

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