News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. June 20, 2011: Travel between Mexico and Europe and Latin America is about to get a whole lot easier.
The additional routes include Gatwick, Britain-Cancun; Lima, Peru-Cancun; Sao Paulo, Brazil-Mexico City; and Madrid, Spain-Mexico City.
Airlines including Aeromexico, British carrier Virgin Atlantic, Spanish airline Air Europa, Brazil’s TAM and Chile’s LAN are initiating new routes in Mexico this summer.
Mexico’s tourism ministry on Sunday said the flights will boost tourism and nudge the country away from its reliance on U.S. visitors.
Mexico has been pushing to diversify its tourism industry to depend less on visitors from the U.S. as the country wrestles with a deteriorating image due to the ongoing drug war.