Mexico City, Mexico — Last year, foreign direct investment in tourism exceeded $3.4 billion across Mexico. The figure marks a historic number for the country.
Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, reported the 2022 figure for Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism (IEDT), which he said, exceeded Mexico’s high figures for 2017 and 2019.
He indicated that in 2022, the IEDT (Inversión Extranjera Directa Turística) was equivalent to 9.8% of the National Foreign Investment adding that Baja California Sur, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City and Yucatán captured the largest investment flows.
He also reported that the countries that invested the most were the United States, which represented 84.1% of the total, followed by Canada with 21% of the total and France, with 6.8% of the total. Other countries that invested included Colombia and Germany.
Torruco Marqués said the foregoing reflects the confidence that Mexico offers to international investors and businessmen who contribute to strengthening the tourist infrastructure in different destinations in the country.