Mexico Business & Finance News

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Issues &
Business &
Health &
Lifestyle &
Travel &
Science &

Mexico-to-US Tourism Drops Since Trump Took Office

go to original
April 15, 2017

Some experts expect Mexican tourism to the U.S. to drop by 7 percent this year, cutting $1.6 billion out of the economy. (Newsy)

Mexican tourism to the U.S. has declined since President Donald Trump took office, Tourism Economics reports, adding that lost visits this year will total 1.8 million, a 7 percent drop from 2016.

The decline in Mexico-to-U.S. tourism is expected to have a direct economic loss of US$1.1 billion for the U.S. economy, the global research firm adds. It gets worse.

Tourism Economics also predicts that Mexican tourism to the U.S. will continue to slump in 2018, estimating 2.6 million lost visits for that year. Next year’s anticipated slump is expected to result in an economic loss of US$1.6 billion.

Tourism experts attribute the decline in Mexico-to-U.S. travel to Trump’s immigration policies.

“They don’t feel welcome,” Edgar Solis, the president of the Metropolitan Assn. of Travel Agencies in Mexico City, told the Los Angeles Times. “In Mexico there’s a dislike of the administration and that’s created a reduction of passengers to the U.S.”

Solis claims, however, the tourism slump is beneficial to Mexico, given that travelers are now flocking to domestic hot spots like Puerto Vallarta, Baja and Chiapas.

Read the rest at teleSUR

Related: Mexican Easter Tourism to the US Plummets Under Trump (The Hill)

Related: CEO: Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies Are Hurting Travel, Killing Jobs (Skift)

Related: US Banks Could Lose $159B Because of Mass Deportations: Mexico (teleSUR)

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness