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Mexico, UK ink tourism cooperation accord

06-21-2012 09:12 BJT

MEXICO CITY, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Mexico and the United Kingdom Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement designed to boost tourism between the two nations, mainly by increasing flight frequency, Mexico's Tourism Secretariat (Sectur) said in a statement Wednesday.

During a visit to the capital Mexico City, Christopher John Rodrigues, the head of the UK's tourism promotion board Visit Britain, met with Mexican Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara for talks on joint tourism promotion measures, Sectur said.

"The agreement will strengthen joint cooperation, as well as the exchange of information, experiences and statistics in the area of tourism," said the statement.

According to the agreement, both Mexico and Great Britain see tourism as "key to economic development, thus it is important to generate reciprocal benefits" to strengthen the sector.

Mexico's Tourism Promotion Board and its British counterpart are expected to develop promotion strategies to increase the flow of visitors between the two countries and boost air connectivity, said Sectur.

Tourism is one of Mexico's top three foreign revenue earners, along with petroleum and remittances from abroad.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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