Tourism Unaffected by Violence in Guanajuato, SECTUR Assures


The arrival of foreign investors and the increase in international visitors are evidence that violence in Guanajuato has not affected the tourism industry.

This was stated by the head of the state’s Ministry of Tourism, Juan José Álvarez Brunel, who pointed out that these two elements are the best indicators that violence does not have an impact on tourism.

He argued that in 2023, the construction of tourist infrastructure doubled thanks to foreign investment, and from 2019 to 2023, the arrival of foreign visitors also doubled.

“There are two indicators that help us mitigate precisely this issue of the unfortunate events that we have in Guanajuato, which are the clearest evidence that tourists are turning to look at a state that has these great attributes and also that investors are placing their trust in Guanajuato.”

Álvarez Brunel commented that at the last tourist market in Acapulco, magazines such as México Desconocido and Aire Libre recognized the State Fair of León, the International Cervantino Festival, the Convent of the Augustinians in Yuriria, Jalpa de Cánovas, and Mineral de Pozos.

Similarly, Volaris announced that the direct routes connecting Guanajuato with the cities of Hermosillo, Mazatlán, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez are once again available.

“Without a doubt, we are doing very well, and so much so that the airport continues to grow in the number of passengers, just at the market Volaris told us that we already had the direct route from Hermosillo, Mazatlán, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez to the Bajío Airport.”

Source: Zona Franca