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Mexico: tourism fell 20% due to insecurity during first quarter of 2011.

Demonstration against Insecurity and Corruption in Mexico City in 2008. Nowadays, people does not know how to stop insecurity.

The Center for the Study of Public Finance (CEFP) of the Congress of Mexico, said that due to insecurity, the country’s tourism trade balance fell 20.5 percent during the first quarter of 2011, equivalent to 619.6 million dollars less than last year.

In its report “International travelers arriving in Mexico” for the first quarter, the CEFP agency noted that the number of non-border tourists decreased by 3.2 percent, or about three million people.

And the average expenditure of these visitors also fell to 771.83 dollars per person, that is, revenue fell by an average of 9.2 percent.

The document explains that although people on average spend more (about $ 91.17), the total income in that period declined because there were fewer visitors.

“Even though the average expenditure rose to 91.17 U.S. dollars (5.1 percent), this was offset by a decline in visitors of 7.7 percent (1,774 million), both in the same reference period,” says document.

So, the decrease in revenues combined with rising expenses in the income travelers, did that the tourism fell 20.5 percent, equivalent to a 1619.6 million less than in the first quarter of 2010 .

Abounds that according to the Bank of Mexico during the first quarter of 2011 tourism revenues were captured by 3326.2 million U.S. dollars, nine percent lower than the same period in 2010, which was 3655.9 million of dollars.