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Mexicos Drug War and its Effects on the Countrys Hospitality Industry

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Mexico 's Drug War and its Effects on the Country 's Hospitality Industry

Mexico is one of the most visited tourism country in the United States Its beautiful beaches , low priced commodities , and warm citizens encourage a large number of tourists from nearby countries to spend their vacations in different places of Mexico . Mexico 's tourism agency estimates that approximately 18 .3 million tourists visited the country during 2008 for various purposes . The most visited destination is Cancun with about two million tourists spending their

vacation in the town 's wide beaches (Karantzavelou . Other tourists prefer to stay in Mexico 's b regions while spending their leisure activities . Next to oil industry , tourism industry is the second major source of income in Mexico which account for more than 10 billion revenue . In 2008 Mexico 's revenue from tourism industry reached 13 .2 billion , which is 3 .5 percent higher than tourism revenue in 2007 (EFE . As reported by Paterson in Americas Program Report

In Mexico tourism rakes in about 83 billion annually and helps support 2 .4 million jobs , according to the federal Secretariat of Tourism Foreign travelers account for nearly 13 billion of the tourist revenue so fewer foreign travelers translates into economic pain . Tourism generates more money than the maquiladora export industry or remittances sent home by U .S .-based migrants

Recently , there have been issues that Mexico 's hospitality industry has declined due to drug-related crime and violence that became prevalent in the...

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