Justin N. Froyd - Feb 11, 2024
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Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, has reported that the number of international tourists arriving in Mexico by air has increased by 6.2% compared to 2022, with 21,870,000 air passengers registered according to their nationality at the end of 2023. This figure is also 14.9% higher than the number of arrivals in 2019, which was 19,039,000.

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) has revealed that the United States, Canada, and Colombia were the top three countries that contributed to international tourism in Mexico in 2023, with 16.7 million tourists arriving by air. This is an increase of 7.1% compared to 2022 and 24.6% compared to 2019, when there were 13.4 million international arrivals.

In 2023, 13.5 million American tourists arrived by air, a 4% increase from 2022 and a 28.7% increase from 2019. Canadian tourists also increased by 40.3% in 2023, with 2.5 million arrivals, surpassing the 2.3 million tourists in 2019.

Colombian tourists also increased in 2023, with 735,175 arrivals by air, compared to 602,832 in 2019.

The remaining source markets accounted for 5.1 million tourists, a 3.4% increase from 2022. This represents a market share of 23.5%.

Torruco Marqués reported that in 2023, Cancun, Mexico City International Airport, and Los Cabos received the highest number of international air passengers, with a total arrival of 16,628,000. This marked a 4.8% increase from 2022 and exceeded the 2019 figure of 14,671,000 tourists, representing an increase of 13.3%.

In 2023, Cancun airport received 10,042,000 international air passengers, a 5.8% increase from 2022. AICM received 4,280,000 tourists, which was a 1.8% increase from 2022. Los Cabos airport received 2,307,000 international tourists, a 6.2% increase from 2022.

Other Mexican airports with international operations received 5,241,000 air passengers, an 11% increase from 2022, and accounted for a market share of 24%.

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