Mexican President Felipe Calderon's aggressive plan for Mexico being in the top 5 worldwide travel destinations is fast becoming a reality.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Mexico has shattered all tourism records by welcoming 22.67 million international visitors last year breaking a record set in 2008, which by the way, was historically Mexico's best year for international tourism.
This is a great statistic for investment properties and Mexico real estate as the Mexican Ministry of Tourism was revealing his numbers and positive report.
Chief Operating Officer of the Mexico Tourism Board, Senor Rodolfo Lopez Nagrete said, "We are overjoyed that Mexico has broken our longstanding record with regard to international visitation." He adds, "these figures clearly demonstrate that the bold diversification strategy that we have implemented, promoting a broad tourism offering and targeting an expanded breed of global consumer, is succeeding."
Due to Mexico's successful global marketing strategy, the land of the sun saw significant increases in tourism numbers from Russia (55%) Brazil (66%) China (30%) Columbia (23.2%) Italy (13%) United Kingdom (11.6%) France (20%) Australia (15%) and Canada with a 7% increase.
With a major focus on the start of the new Mayan Calendar and a new international airport coming to Tulum, Mexico real estate will undoubtedly be able to capitalize on an even better 2012 and beyond.