Though each country in Latin America has its characteristics, yet when it comes to Mexico, it grabs the top spot, in terms of its history, culture, and society. The country was the home of many ancient civilizations including the Maya and Aztec cultures. Besides, the Day of the Dead, cumbia dancing, Mexican food, and tequila are famed worldwide.
All of these attract a surging number of visitors from around the world, including China, to Mexico. China is the largest source of tourists for Mexico in Asia, and three direct flights operate between the two countries. According to the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico, more than 168,000 Chinese tourists visited Mexico in 2018. This year, the number of Chinese tourists is expected to rise to 200,000.
Last year, almost 168,000 Chinese citizens traveled to Mexico, this is 18.3 percent more than in 2017. Even more, in the last six years, Chinese tourists to Mexico increased from 47,810 in 2012 to 167,663 in 2018, a 250 percent increase with an annual growth average of 23.3 percent.
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