Mexico Travel Updates 2018 (Facts + Numbers)

Last year brought exciting news for Mexico lovers and travel enthusiasts. During 2017, Mexico actually jumped another spot on the list and became  the sixth most visited destination on the world (back in 2013 it was at number 15). But Mexico does not show signs of stopping. From new luxury resorts to attractive destinations on the spotlight, 2018 is set to be another strong year. Here are a few Mexico travel updates for 2018 so far.

  • A whopping 10.6 million travelers visited Mexico during 2018’s first quarter, breaking the record for the same period last year. More > 
  • Mexico’s tourism revenue reached $6.217 billion in this year’s first three months, a 7.2% increase from the same period last year.
  • Cancun saw an upsurge in visitors during March: 2.8 million travelers, a 14.5% increase over March of 2017. Most of Cancun’s international visitors come from Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Montreal.
  • Mexico City has been designated the 2018 World Design Capital! It is the first city in the Americas to receive this title. Several cultural and academic events are taking place throughout the year in commemoration of this award.
  • Oaxaca is #3 on National Geographic’s list of Places You Need to Visit in 2018. More >
  • Los Cabos made it to Travel + Leisure‘s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018, and the East Cape (a few hours drive from Cabo San Lucas) is on the New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2018.
  • One of Mexico’s up-and-coming destinations is Puebla. This colonial gem has been featured on Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and
  • Guanajuato was ranked #9 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 – Top Cities. More >

Hotel News

  • Chablé Maroma brings the luxury and elegance of the original Chablé Resort to the heart of the Riviera Maya, across 650 feet of private beach. Its 70 suites and state-of-the-art spa will be inaugurated in August.
  • Los Cabos is considerably increasing its luxury offerings this year: Viceroy Los Cabos, Solaz – A Luxury Collection Resort, Zadún – A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and Montage Los Cabos. More >
  • The Riviera Nayarit will soon see two exclusive luxury properties: Fairmont Costa Canuva and One & Only Mandarina.

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