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Expedia and Visa: Mexico Tourism is Booming

13 September, 2012

A recently released report from
Visa and travel website Expedia reveals that Mexico has seen a sharp increase
in vacation traffic over a year ago. 
In fact,Hotels.com (which is owned by Expedia) reported that bookings
have increased by 25 percent,while Visa said that people spent 10 percent more
(from $4 billion in 2009 to $4.4 billion in 2010) on their credit cards. This is
good news for all of Mexico and especially the Riviera Maya region,which
specializes in catering to international tourists.  Mexico is clearly a “sought after destination,” and Expedia
lists it as being one of their top three travel destinations worldwide.

Mexico’s Tourism Secretary Gloria
Guevara Manzo,who visited Acapulco’s Tianguis Turistico conference in March,
was quoted as saying that the country had,“made real and sustained progress in
making Mexico safe and secure.” 
The conference is an annual event put on by tourism officials to promote
the efforts of the Mexican tourism industry.  This report is a good sign for this year’s tourism numbers
as well.

Tourists often become real estate
buyers after enjoying a wonderful vacation.  The Ritz Carlton will soon open a new 124-villa complex in Cabo real
,complete with luxury views across the Sea of Cortez,butler
service,infinity pools and outdoor fireplaces.  Later in the year Sol Melia is planning to develop two
flagship resorts within Riviera
Maya real estate
on the Caribbean coastline.  Mexican vacation real estate is booming and drawing plenty
of interest from the United States,Canada and the U.K.