Until before the pandemic, Mexico was the third most visited country in the world, only behind France and Italy.
With estimated revenues of more than 11 billion dollars, the tourism sector, called the “industry without chimneys”, is one of the most important for Mexico because it allows the development of multiple segments, from hotels and restaurants, to services of all kinds. class.
In this context, at the beginning of 2022, Miguel TorrucoSecretary of Tourism of Mexico, said that China was already “The first country that sends tourists from the Asian continent to Mexico”.
And he spoke of the objective of receiving “some 200,000 tourists from China in a period of 5 years.”
The pandemic, unfortunately, impacted the goals. Jorge Hernández, head of the Mexican Federation of Tourist Associations, calculated that the arrival of Chinese in Mexico “should be 40%, nothing more.”
A series of investigations carried out by Fematur and Weilai agree that “a new generation of Chinese tourists would be born who lost the illusion of visiting the US or Europe; they are no longer interested in what they see in the movies, but prefer to travel to get to know ‘the old’, history and culture, where Mexico has a lot to offer”, published CGTN.
China relaxes controls and Mexico is a good destination
In this context, the news coming from China related to the restrictions on the entry and exit of tourists due to the pandemic is excellent.
That’s right, the National Health Commission of China, announced this Monday, December 26, that travelers arriving in the country will no longer have to be in quarantine. The rule has been in effect since January 8.
Also, there will be no restrictions when Chinese travel to other countries.
Until now, China has imposed a harsh quarantine of more than a week on its inhabitants when they return from trips abroad, which discouraged travel for tourism.
China was the world’s largest outbound tourism market before the coronavirus. In 2019, its visitors spent $127 billion on travel.
According to data from the travel platform ctripHalf an hour after the announcement, searches for destinations outside China’s borders multiplied by 10.
another platform, Qunarcalculated that international flight searches were multiplied by 7.
The most searched destinations: Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
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