Mexico received 10.6 million people who visited some of its tourist destinations during the first quarter of 2018 , reported on Sunday the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) .
“The tourist activity of Mexico registered historical figures during the first quarter of this year, a period in which more than 10 and a half million people visited a destination in our country,” the Sectur said in a statement.
The figure is 12.6 percent higher than the 9.4 million reported in the same period of 2017.
So the income of foreign currency for international visitors grew 7.2 percent , to 6 thousand 217 million dollars in the first quarter, compared to 5 thousand 801 million dollars recorded in the same period of 2017.
However, the average expenditure of international tourists decreased 4.4 percent , to 533.4 dollars, compared to the 558 dollars registered in the same period of 2017.
Only in March there were 4 million visitors , 14.6 percent more than the 3.5 million in the same month of 2017.
In the third month of the year, the entrance of foreign currency by international visitors increased 13.8 percent to 2 thousand 363 million dollars, compared to 2 thousand 076 million dollars registered in the same period of 2017.
And the average expense of international travellers increased 0.04 percent to $ 539.6, compared to $ 539.6 in March 2017.