Mexico and the Dominican Republic are reporting positive news for their tourism sector with increasing demand from foreign tourists.
Mexico will see more flights to several of its cities as American Airlines announces additional services due to increasing customer demand. The Fort Worth-based carrier said the expansion will add trips on nine American Airlines routes to Mexico. American will also initiate several flights out of Los Angeles to destinations in Mexico on Alaska Airlines and its regional subsidiary, Horizon Air.
The new flights to Mexico include adding a fifth daily flight between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Mexico City, as well as additional round-trips on American Eagle to Guadalajara, Aguascalientes and Leon. American is also seeking government approval for American Eagle flights between D/FW and Veracruz and Queretaro.
Some of the new flights will start in November, with others beginning in December or February.
In the Dominican Republic (DR), Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia Fernandez says that China should become the next great emerging market for DR tourism. Garcia Fernandez will be heading a Dominican mission to the Shanghai World Fair this month. He says that World Tourism Organization statistics show that 15 million Chinese nationals have already traveled overseas as tourists. This figure is projected to increase to 100 million by 2020.