New investments attract more tourists

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Mexico City, February 05, 2015.- The arrival of foreign investments to states like Guanajuato, Nuevo León and Jalisco has resulted in an increase of 60.4% of foreign visitors, according to information from the Integrated System for Migration Operations (SIOM).

From January to November 2014 data available from SIOM- -last 12 000 480 Japanese nationals arrived at the airport in Leon, Guanajuato. This generates an increase of 55.4% over the same period of 2013.

In the case of Nuevo León, the most significant increase was by visitors originating in South Korea, since at that time they came through the Monterrey International Airport, 3000 279 visitors from that country, 56.3% more than registered in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, Guadalajara was visited by 2000 people from India 577 also in this period, 60.4% more than in the same period of 2013.

Madrid Francisco Flores, director of the School of Tourism Anahuac University, says it is common for foreign investment in industrial plants that sit in the states causes a significant increase in foreign visitors originating from the nation that makes the investment.

“The flow of foreign visitors picks before the announcement of the installation of the plant and once that starts operations and no significant increases occur, but a steady visitor flow originating from the investor country remains” explained Madrid Flores.

In Guanajuato Japanese automakers Mazda and Honda have generated a significant increase in the arrival of Japanese Leon Airport.

“All these companies bring a network of suppliers and for suppliers that is normally installed on the cluster around them, including no common suppliers for some of these brands, such as distribution chains,” said Manuel Lopez, head of the General Directorate of Tourism Leon.

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