The efforts of the Ministry of Tourism Mexico are truly commendable as a recent report released suggests that international air arrivals in Mexico have increased. There has been an increment of 7.1 percent in the month of September in comparison to last year. The country welcomed visitors from countries all across the globe.

Mexico’s Tourist Graph Marching Up

The number of air travelers from the U.S. and Canada grew by 3.7 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year. The U.K. registered growth of 9.8 percent; Costa Rica, 109.8 percent; Russia, 103.1 percent; Venezuela, 61.7 percent; Israel, 49.5 percent; Panama, 46.5 percent; Chile, 38.7 percent; Argentina, 31.4 percent; and China, 28.9 percent. Japan also reported growth in the number of visitors to Mexico during September, registering growth of 22.4 percent; Peru, 20.9 percent; Colombia, 19.9 percent; and South Korea, 16.9 percent, compared to the same period the previous year.

During the first nine months of 2012, more than 8 million international visitors traveled to Mexico, a figure 6.1 percent higher than the same period the prior year. An increase was reported in the number of visitors from 137 countries, most notably Russia with an increase of 87.3 percent; Guatemala, up 48.5 percent; Venezuela, up 47.9 percent; and Brazil, Costa Rica and Peru, up 44.3 percent, 33.8 percent and 28 percent, respectively.

No amount of distance is deterring the spirits of tourists to experience this piece of paradise as UK plans to send more travelers to Mexico. In the recently concluded World Travel Market-one of the leading trade fairs in the global tourism industry, which was held in London, Mexico was promoted on a large scale.

Mexico's tourism secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo attended meetings with leading travel companies and airlines to boost their frequency of services to the country. Such efforts on the government front is bearing fruits as Virgin Atlantic confirmed that the number of seats available on flights to Cancun from London will increase by 50% from April 2013. This route has been one of the most successful for the British airline. The airline company is now planning to cater to other Mexican tourist destinations.

Mexico is a unique travel destination encompassing a variety of tourism sectors, including nature, gastronomy, luxury and culture. It is one place where you find ancient marvels such as the impressive Mayan archaeological sites found on the Yucatan peninsula and modern architecture such as all inclusive resorts to sway you off your feet.