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Despite Shaky Start, Mexico Tourism Figures on the Rise
Despite problems earlier in the year with drug related violence and attacks on foreign tourists, visitor numbers arriving in Mexico have increased dramatically. In a report released this week figures show that Mexico tourism has increased by 20% with 7.1 million visitors arriving in the country within the first eight months. The most common visitors are from America and Canada however European tourist numbers are also showing a significant rise. Officials from Mexico Tourism have revealed that they believe that this rise is primarily due to the fact that the publicised drug related violence has not affected some of the more popular beach resorts within the country. Cancun and Acapulco have both risen in popularity this year with visitor numbers in August increasing by 30% compared to visitor numbers in 2009.
Many tourists, especially from the UK, are choosing Mexico as their honeymoon destination due to the picturesque surroundings in resorts such as the Riviera Maya and Cozumel. Although the drug violence has had repercussions for some of the busier resorts, this growth in visitor numbers has come as a welcome relief for tourism officials after a decline in 2009. The swine flu epidemic hit Mexico hard last year with many countries issuing travel warnings against visiting the country. Experts believe that tourists are starting to regain confidence in Mexico and predict that visitor numbers will continue to grow. With more and more people choosing long haul destinations it seems that 2011 will be a bright year for Mexico.

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