Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Nearly five million international tourists visited Mexico during the month of January. According to the Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, more than 4.9 million international visitors arrived in the country during the first month of 2023.
Torruco reported 4,995,000 international passengers landed at airports around the country, a 32.4 percent increase over January of 2022. He said that just over 2.4 million of those passengers arrived from the U.S., a 24 percent increase over January of last year.
He also noted a sharp increase in domestic fights during the same month. He reported Volaris and Viva Aerobus, together, transported 3,559,000 passengers, surpassing January of 2022 by 23.6 percent.
Torruco also noted that in January of 2023, the European market grew by 5.4 percent with the arrival of 346,950 passengers. Central America and Asia also showed increased figures by 22.8 percent and Asian travelers by 77.9 percent respectively. Mexico recorded the arrival of 24,291 Asian travelers in January of 2023.