Tourism in Mexico

The most notable attractions are the Meso-American ruins, colonial cities, and popular beach resorts. The nation's temperate climate and unique culture – a fusion of the European (particularly Spanish) and the Meso-American – also make Mexico an attractive destination. The peak tourism seasons in the country are during December and the mid-Summer, with brief surges during the week before Easter and the Spring break, when many of the beach resort sites become populardestinations for college students from the United States. The vast majority of tourists come to Mexico from the United States and Canada. Many other visitors come from Europe and Asia. A small number of tourists also come from other Latin American countries.
There is also a burgeoning domestic tourism trade as a growing affluent middle class begins to vacation within their own country. While Mexico's middle/lower class usually promotes national tourism, the middle/higher class usually prefers totravel overseas, especially Europe and the United States, but also Asia and South America. In fact Mexico is the twenty-third largest spender on tourism in the world, being the highest in Latin America.
In terms of the 2008 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index , which is a measurement of the factors that make it attractive to developing business in the travel and tourism industry of individual countries, Mexico reached the 57th place in the world's ranking, the fifth among Latin Americancountries, and the ninth in the Americas. In considering simply the subindex measuring human, cultural, and natural resources, Mexico ranks in the 19th place on a worldwide level, and 25th for both the natural resources criteria and the cultural criteria. The TTCI report also notes Mexico's main weaknesses, information and communications technology infrastructure, ground transport infrastructure , and safety and security

ABSTRAC: Mexico is famous for its history, as it has archeological [continua]

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