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Negative Impact On Mexican Tourism Continues From April Outbreak Of Swine Flu

ISSN:1054-8890
LADB Article ID: 50783
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2009-08-05
By: LADB Staff

Federal and state authorities are working overtime to encourage foreign tourists to visit Mexico, but visitors from the US, Canada, and other countries remain reluctant in the aftermath of this year's outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Mexican authorities are projecting that revenues from foreign tourism, which was one of Mexico's few economic bright spots in 2008, could decline by more than 40% this year. While some recovery had been seen this summer, a new report that the number of H1N1 cases has surged in the southeast in recent days could stifle any major upturn.

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