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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors 

Bank of Mexico: International Tourism Has Rebounded

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August 14, 2014

The Bank of Mexico said in a statement this week that int'l tourism grew 19.6 percent in the first 6 months of this year - 14.2 million foreigners visited Mexico between January and June and spent $8.4 billion.

Mexico City, Mexico Mexico's central bank says the country's international tourism grew 19.6 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

The Bank of Mexico said in a statement this week that 14.2 million foreigners visited Mexico between January and June and spent $8.4 billion.

International tourism to Mexico declined after drug cartel violence increased. A number of cruise operators dropped port calls and the number of visitors to northern border municipalities plunged.

The central bank says Mexico's cruise and border tourism have rebounded. Border tourism grew 35.5 percent in the first six months of this year to 6 million visitors and the number of cruise visitors rose 25 percent to 3 million.

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