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An Interview with Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism

25 September 2013

Read Travel Weekly’s interview with Mexico’s new Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu – as she answers questions about Mexico’s tourism initiatives, including infrastructure and public transportation, as well as her own travels throughout Mexico.

On safety concerns, Massieu says:

We have some concerns in some parts of the country, but they are very geographically specific. And we have to communicate that in a more effective way. We’ve been working with the [U.S.]State Department in that regard, and we’ve been making progress. But generally speaking, we have also seen our [arrival] numbers going up this first quarter. The market is not reflecting concern about Mexico. Our numbers have gone up both in terms of international arrivals and spending, so we’re doing well. But we want to do better.

Read the full interview here.