Retired developer Daniel Chavez Moran, widely recognized for modernizing the Mexican tourism industry in the 1990s, notes this travel news reported in the WallStreet Journal: Mexican President Felipe Calderon reassured the international travel industry that Mexico remains a safe destination for tourists in his address to the Global Travel & Tourism Summit, the foremost gathering of travel and tourism leaders in the world, held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Mexico is a safe place to visit," Pres. Calderon told the conference attendees. "Yes, we have problems, but we are being transparent. We are dealing with it and we are fixing it."
A presentation at the summit revealed that travel and tourism contribute $6 trillion to the world gross domestic product. And in Mexico, the numbers tell more of the story: Visitors grew to 23 million in 2010, a 6 percent increase from a year earlier. And Mexico's Caribbean coast remains the world's top port of call, welcoming six million cruise-ship visitors in 2010.
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