Which countries have the highest number of travelers arriving in Mexico?
More than half of the world’s travelers, including nearly 70% of people living in the United States, are coming to Mexico to visit relatives, study finds.
In a study published this week, researchers found that the majority of people from Mexico’s three major states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Nayarit visited Mexico between the years 2000 and 2013, the majority in tourist-heavy areas.
The study was done by the University of Houston-Travis Medical Center and was published in the Journal of Travel Medicine.
The study also found that a significant number of people are coming from neighboring countries.
For example, a large majority of visitors from Guatemala are coming directly from the Central American country, with most going to Veracucan states, according to the study.
“These are the people that people are bringing with them, and they’re bringing with a very high volume of people,” said University of Texas Health Science Center Professor Dr. Robert P. Johnson, who led the study, according in a statement.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. imported nearly $7.4 billion worth of goods and services in 2016.
The U.K. and Canada were second and third, respectively.
More than 40 million people live in Mexico and Mexico’s government has issued more than 8,400 travel advisories, with nearly 2,000 warnings, according a statement from Mexico State University.