Mexican Resorts Trying to Lure Americans Back Amid Down Tourism Industry


The coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer the tourism industry in Mexico, as Americans still aren't traveling in big numbers.

Labor Day is right around the corner, but Mexico’s top resorts are still hoping to lure Texans to take some vacation. Places like Cabo San Lucas are used to seeing Americans on vacation every summer. However, the pandemic dried up a little less than 60 percent of the country's tourism business. Rice University Professor Tony Payan says that's part of why Mexico’s economy collapsed.

“There’s going to be a lot more poverty, a lot more violence as a consequence of that, and of course, Mexico will come out a sicker, poorer country as a result,” Payan, who is also the director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, explained.

Payan notes we haven't seen a rush of illegal immigrants at the southern border. He says that's probably because it's much harder in the U.S. today to get a job without legal documents.


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