Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism in Mexico

An Expert's View about Travel, Tourism and Food Services in Mexico

Posted on: 1 Oct 2010

Mexico is a unique country, providing visitors with endless choices. It offers big-city sophistication or small-town intimacy. Mexico offers the business opportunities to British companies.

Sector briefing Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism in Mexico Why Leisure and Tourism? Mexico is a unique country, providing visitors with endless choices. It offers big-city sophistication or small-town intimacy. From beaches to tropical jungles it gives an opportunity to relax or pursue a growing number of business ventures. Mexico?s richness in tourism interest is very diverse. According to the World Economic Forum, Mexico is th 55 overall in the travel and tourism competitiveness index. It also occupies fourth place in terms of biodiversity in the world and ranks first in the Americas and eighth worldwide in terms of numbers of World Heritage Sites, with 26 in total. Mexico has stories geared for the drive market of California and more cities with World Heritage Sites than any other Arizona, respectively. Attractive high-rise and single-family country. Mexico has everything to please its visitors: housing has made these destinations an option for excellent climate, beaches, archaeological sites, Americans looking for affordable second and retirement music, art and food. homes. Mexico?s main tourist sections are: Mexico?s booming spa sector reflects a wider global ? Los Cabos Baja Sur, a leader in the trend, but its special offerings are all home-grown, development of world-class golf. from the Aztec sweat lodge to cactus derived skin ? Tijuana, Bahia de Banderas, Puerto Peñasco, treatments, along desert landscapes, flora, and fauna, Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Vallarta and spas take advantage and offer their services. Acapulco, which are part of Baja Norte and Find general information on the Mexican market conditions the Sea of Cortez. on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Mexico ? Cancun, Quinatana Roo State. gives an overview of Mexico?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant Recent successes are two new hotspots: San Felipe issue. and Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), both huge success UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Leisure & Tourism opportunities in Mexico. You can be alerted to business opportunities on a Opportunities regular basis by registering on the UKTI website. Find out more on UKTI?s business opportunities The Sectorial Tourism Programme 2007-2012 has, as service on the UKTI website its goal, the task of improving competitiviness to reflect a private investment total of $20 billion USD during each presidential term, annually creating 125 thousand new and better paid jobs. By doing some strategic activities, Mexico will offer the following business opportunities to British companies: ? More developments in Cancun and Los Cabos, keys to Mexico?s Tourist revenue. ? Golf course designers, developers. ? Hotel/Resort investors. ? Hospitality Technology. ? Specialised and Niche products related to the Hospitality Sector. ? Marine Leisure. ? Sports and recreational products. Importance of Leisure and Tourism in Mexico México distinguishes itself, along with China and Turkey, as one of the developing countries that can be found in the top ten list of countries with the most tourists in the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council estimates that by the year 2017 the participation of the tourist GDP in the global GDP will be 10.9% and represent 8.3% of global employment. During the last 12 years the country has had approximately 20 million international tourists a year. Source: Ministry of Economy. Today over $100 billion USD worth of golf-related resort and real estate development is taking place all over Mexico, making golf one of the faster growing and more important segments of Mexico?s tourist and real estate industries. Golf courses in Mexico require between $700K and $2M USD a year for maintenance. This makes a good opportunity for Golf Design & Maintenance Firms looking for potential clients in Mexico. If you have any questions on the opportunities above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Leisure & Tourism opportunities in Mexico. Major events and activities UKTI contacts New export events are added daily to the site Luis Calette and you can register to be alerted to them on a Trade & Investment Officer daily, weekly or monthly basis. British Trade Office UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Blvd. Sanchez Taboada 10488-923 provides grant support for eligible Small & Zona Rio C.P.22010 Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend Tijuana, Baja California trade shows overseas. Find out more about Mexico UKTI support for attendance at overseas events. T. +52 (664) 615 8046 Email: tijuana@ukconsulate.org www.ukti.gov.uk Adriana Lopez Trade & Investment Research Officer British Trade Office Blvd. Sanchez Taboada 10488-923 Zona Rio C.P.22010 Tijuana, Baja California Mexico T. +52 (664) 615 8046 Email: alopez@ukconsulate.org www.ukti.gov.uk UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Leisure & Tourism opportunities in Mexico. Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Mexican market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Mexican market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Mexico, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Mexican market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Leisure & Tourism opportunities in Mexico.
Posted: 01 October 2010

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