Engage LIVE with Mexico's Tourism Secretary, Enrique del la Madrid and moderator Mark Murphy, CEO of travAlliancemedia.
Mexico is a friendly, welcoming country for global travelers. Mexico is a safe destination for tourists and is growing in popularity in America and globally. Mexico climbed two places, from 8th to 6th, in the ranking of the most visited countries in the world; tourism has always been an engine for growth and a creator of opportunities in Mexico. Mexico has moved from the 15th most visited destination in 2013 to now 6th in 2017 -- a growth of more than 62% during this period and the fastest growth of any large global destination. Mexico welcomed 39.3 million international visitors in 2017, representing a 12% increase over 2016.
Mexico is a world of its own where travelers can immerse themselves in the culture, landscapes, and gastronomy of this special country. Mexico has a wide variety of tourism products including sun and beach, romance, adventure and nature, medical and wellness, LGBT, cruises, culture, high-impact events, luxury, sustainability and gastronomy.
This expo will address recent headlines and provide the facts to help travelers make informed decisions. Sensational news stories and headlines in U.S. media focus on violence taking place between Mexicans, many of them involved in criminal activities. Tourists visiting Mexico are not the target nor being impacted.