MILWAUKEE – Statistics released by the Mexico Tourism Board show a surge in travel from Texas to the country’s top beach destinations and resort areas. Despite a continued stream of negative media coverage, over 253,000 travelers visited Mexico from Texas in December and 210,000 in January compared to 224,000 and 196,000 in the previous year, respectively.
“The number of people flying out of Texas cities into Mexico is up 12 percent from last year, and December saw the most travelers for that month in a decade,” said Mike Going, president of Funjet Vacations. “Year-after-year Mexico remains a top travel destination for both Funjet Vacations and the Texas market and we are optimistic about the forecast for 2011. We believe properly informed consumers will continue to desire the unique vacation experiences that only Mexico can offer.”
The increase in tourism from Texas has been seen most prominently in top beach destinations and resort areas, including Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya, which are located in the southeast and southwest regions of the country.
“We are working closely with tour operators from Texas and throughout the U.S. and are pleased to have their continued support,” said Alfonso Sumano, Director for the Americas of the Mexican Tourism Board. “Travel agents serve as experts in not only flights and accommodations, but provide important information about regional activities which is why we work so closely with companies such as Funjet Vacations to educate and train travel agents on the activities taking place in our country.”
Known for its warm culture and hospitality, Mexico offers an incredible value for any travel budget. Unique historic sites, pristine beaches and an array of water activities from scuba diving to jet skiing are the perfect backdrop for family vacations, honeymoons, spring breaks and more.
Travel statistics provided by the Mexican Tourism Board measure the number of passengers arriving on flights each month. Additional information can be found at www.siimt.com.