Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics 2015

Tourism in Mexico Facts and Statistics 2015


    • Mexico was ranked in number 10 in international tourists arrivals in 2014.
    • Mexico was ranked in number 9 in international tourists’ arrivals in 2015.
    • 32.1 million international tourists visited Mexico in 2015, increasing 9.5% from 2014.
    • The growth rate of international tourist arrivals to Mexico is more than three percentage points higher than the growth rate of tourism in the world, estimated at 4.4% for the first four months of 2015 by the World Tourism Organization
    • Guadalajara was ranked #2 as the Best Places to Travel in 2016 by Travel + Leisure
    • Tulum was named as #1 destination on the rise for 2016 by TripAdvisor
The following data is from January – October 2015
      • 25.8 million international tourists visited Mexico, increasing 9.7% from last year.
      • American passengers by air were confirmed as the main market. A total 6,855,624 visited the country in from January to October 2015, an increase of 16.1% from the same period in 2014.
      • The economic benefit generated by international visitors rose to $14.151 billion USD from January to October this year, which represents a growth of 8.2% over the same period in 2014.
The following data is from January to June 2015
      • In the first six months of 2015, 7,886.19 thousands of tourists entered the country by air, which represents a growth rate of 10%.
      • 1130 thousands of tourists entered by land, which represents a 11.4% growth rate, compared with the same period of time in last year.

Source: MSLGroup for The Mexican Tourism Board //

2016 Mexico Facts and Statistics
2014 Mexico Facts and Statistics 

16 Responses to “Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics 2015”

  1. Dennis Sylvester

    I am planning a large sports bar and event center in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and I need to find out the current population of the area and how many tourists have visited the area in the each of the past two years…also, if tourism is up or down in the area. any help is greatly appreciated as I have been trying for days to get current information.
    Dennis Sylvester
    Tucson, Arizona

  2. Derek Pinto

    Could you let me know where I could locate the tourism statistics for Los Cabos – airport statistics, arrivals, source markets, etc. Thank you,

  3. Amilya Lukhman

    Hi there, I am currently doing an assignment about Tourism in Baja California Sur or specifically La Paz. Can I have tourism data for this region in English as I could not find one. Thank you so much for your help.

  4. Kurt

    Tourism to Riviera Maya, and Cozumel growth from 2012 through 2015.
    How and number tourist arriving via air and cruise ships to Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

  5. Lea Meyer

    Hello Jessica,

    could you please tell me advice me on how I could get more data about travel purposes in Oaxaca (more specifically the south of Oaxaca). As I believe most travel purposes are leisure, maybe there is a site with statistics?

    Thank you for your help and kind regards, Lea

  6. Nathalie

    Hi. I am doing an assignment too about Tourism in Tulum and Riviera Maya. Do you have a data of where the tourists are coming from? Or do you know how many tourists from switzerland are visiting or arriving in Cancun? anything like that would really help me out.
    Thank you in advance.


  7. Chris B.

    Hey, I am also doing my assignment that concerns the tourism in Mexico. what is the estimated number of revenue from tourism (three years back) and the estimated number of people employed in tourism industries? just tourism in Mexico would help. Thanks.

  8. Max

    Hey Jessica, I am writing an article about Tulum for my school newspaper, and I am wondering where you got the info. that Tulum was ranked No. 1 on Trip Advisor’s Top Destinations on the Rise for 2016? I check trip advisor’s website and they said San Jose del Cabo on the other side of the country was No. 1. I would really appreciate a source, and would be happy if I could quote you in the article.

    • Jessica S.

      Hi Max. Great! Have you checked out our 411 Tulum guide on our blog?
      Los Cabos won 2016 TA Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise heading into 2017. Tulum won TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award in 2015. Source for all information above is Source: MSLGroup for The Mexican Tourism Board //

      Hope this is helpful!


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