Tues, March 20th – Discussion About Value of Mexican Tourism in the US, w/Rep. Charlie Gonzalez

NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative is proud to announce a luncheon discussion on March 20th with Rep. Charlie Gonzalez looking into the economic impact tourism from Mexico has on the US economy, and suggestions for how best to increase it in the years ahead. 

This event comes in time to help inform a recent Presidential Executive Order designed to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States. 

Tourism from Mexico is already a major part of America’s travel industry landscape, delivering the second largest number of tourists into the US from any country in the world. As we look to increase domestic tourism, increasing tourism from Mexico should be a major priority for our new national strategy.  While with three times the population of Canada, Mexico only send one-fourth as many tourists.  Getting to the US is relatively easy from Mexico, per capita income is growing very rapidly, and with 10 percent of the US’s population now of Mexican descent, there is little doubt that with better strategies and more investment Mexican tourism into the US could grow significantly in the years ahead.  This event will take a deeper look at the economics of tourism from Mexico today, and offer up some ideas of expanding it in the years ahead.

For more on the dynamic economic relationship between our two countries which has made Mexico our 3rd largest trading partner, please review our new paper, Realizing the Value of Our Crossborder Trade With Mexico  And you can visit here to learn more about our 21st Century Border Program.

Lunch will be served at noon on March 20th, and the program will begin at 12:15pm.  All of this will take place at NDN’s offices on 729 15th Street, NW on the 1st floor.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP today to reserve your spot.  And look for information closer to the event’s date on how to watch a live webcast.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:00am