In 2009 tourism brought $11.3 billion to Mexico's budget. Some 25 million foreign tourists, mainly from the United States and Canada, visit the Latin American country annually.
Mexico's Travel & Tourism Economy GDP contracted by approximately 9% in 2009 year - more than the 6.5% decline forecast for Mexican GDP as a whole
Growth in Mexican Travel & Tourism Economy GDP over the next ten years is expected to average close to 5% per annum, which would mean that direct employment in Mexico's Travel & Tourism should be in the region of 2 million by 2019
In Mexico, international tourist arrivals continued to expand (+5.9%) in the first four months of 2009. However, the gains were concentrated in January and February, while April saw just a 0.2% year-on-year rise