MEXICO: National insecurity affects tourism
Mexico tourism success disregards rising violence
OXFORD ANALYTICA – Rising insecurity in tourist hubs is yet to put off visitors to Mexico, which keeps climbing in global tourism rankings
President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government shows no sign of bringing violence under control; increased militarisation of policing has proven ineffective and with less than a year left in office, fresh security initiatives are unlikely.
Tourism looks set for another healthy year, but should violence start affecting tourists directly, it will begin to weigh on visitor numbers. Until then, the success of the sector will encourage extortion and could see more crime groups formalise their activities, laundering money through hotels, restaurants and other enterprises in the hospitality sector.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 13, 2018 at 03:55PM