Around the world: Mexico woos back tourists

In a bid to
entice back tourists after the deadly outbreak of swine flu earlier
this year, the Mexico Tourist Board, AeroMexico and other tourism
partners have joined forces, focusing on winning back tourists from the
previously lucrative tourism hot spots – the United States, Canada and
In mid-May the US Department of State and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention lifted recommendations to avoid
travel to Mexico due to H1N1 influenza swine flu) and the World Health
Organisation also lifted its travel ban the same month.
is now working actively with the Mexico Tourism Board and the country’s
hotel, resort destination, car rental and other travel partners to
spread the word that Mexico is a great vacation destination.
acknowledging that the H1N1 virus hit Mexico’s tourism industry
extremely hard, Oscar Fitch, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board, said that
the country would fight to regain its position as a leading Caribbean
He said: “The travel industry – at all levels – is
ready to offer its visitors what they come here for: diversity,
culture, relaxation, luxury, adventure, world class infrastructure and
most importantly, the best service in the world.”
Travelers can reach more than 45 destinations in Mexico through AeroMexico’s 18 major US and Canadian gateways.