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Cancun is the fastest growing tourist destination in the Americas

The tourist area of ​​Cancún will receive around 6.8 million tourists this year, one million more than in 2016, which means that it is the tourist destination with the highest growth in tourism. Americas, according to the forecasts of the World Travel Market.

Mexico, Nov 10 (EFE) .- The tourist area of ​​Cancun will receive around 6.8 million tourists this year, one million more than in 2016, which means that it is the tourist destination of greatest growth of the Americas, according to World Travel Market forecasts.

Considered the world's leading travel industry fair, the World Travel Market was held this week in London with the assistance of thousands of specialists in the tourism industry.

According to data released today in Mexico, estimates of the number of visitors in Cancun for 2017 make this city the fastest growing in the Americas.

While the United States is still the country from which the largest number of tourists comes, Mexico is becoming increasingly popular with visitors from Europe and Asia.

According to World Travel Market, the second fastest growing city in the Americas will be Toronto, with a year-on-year increase of 11% during 2017; that "the figures reflect an increase in the arrivals of Mexico and Canada, while the cities of the United States register lower growth rates, partly thanks to the policies of President Donald Trump's trip ",

Mexico's tourism industry is also surpassing the average growth rates observed around the world.

According to the Organization World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, Mexico has gone from being the 15th most visited country in the world in 2012 to the eighth most visited.

During the tourism fair World Travel Market (WTM), the Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, presented a diversified offer, which combines beach destinations with historical and cultural places.

Mexico "is a world in itself, a world that may have perhaps the best places of sun and beach, but also colonial cities, archeology, pre-Hispanic pyramids and a kitchen increasingly known, "said De la Madrid.

Within European tourism, the Mexican government highlighted the importance of visitors from the United Kingdom, its third largest source of international tourists, after United States United States and Canada.

Last year, more than 513,000 Britons visited Mexico, an increase of 8.9% compared to 2015, and De la Madrid expects this trend to consolidate, despite problems that may arise from the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU).

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