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Mexican tourism expert: Chinese market key to diversifying tourism in Mexico

04/02/2018| 10:04:34 AM|

Mexico's government recognizes China as a major tourism market, with a still modest but growing number of Chinese visitors choosing to travel to Mexico as 74,300 in 2016, a 33.5 percent increase.

In an interview with Xinhua on Thursday, Oscar Romero, an adviser to the Tourism Commission at the Chamber of Deputies, said Mexico should both court new markets and offer new tourism products so as to boost visitor numbers.

Mexico's government recognizes China as a major tourism market, with a still modest but growing number of Chinese visitors choosing to travel to Mexico as 74,300 in 2016, for a 33.5 percent increase over 2015.

To grow that figure, air connections between the two countries just got better, with the inauguration on March 21 of the first direct flight between Beijing and Mexico City operated by a Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines.

That alone "served a lot to diversify" Mexico's tourism, opening new opportunities to market its destinations to new segments, Romero said.

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