Mexico, Sep. 13 (Notimex).- In Mexico, the value of the business travel market is 17 billion dollars, which represents 1.5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP, for its acronym in Spanish), said Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).
In a statement, the company specialized in business travel management estimated that it will close this year with an increase of 100 new customers focused on the energy, financial and consumer goods sector.
According to data from the Tourism Development Corporation of Nuevo León (Codetur, for its acronym in Spanish), 70 percent of visitors arrived on business and left an economic spill of six thousand 347 million pesos (January to June 2017), 12 percent more than 2016.
For its part, the Monterrey Convention and Visitors Office managed to attract 50 events to the destination and attended a total of 81, which generated an estimated 160,546 rooms per night.
CWT General Manager for Mexico and Central America, Gerardo Vera Prendes commented that "According to the study Global Forecast of Prices of the Travel Sector 2018, business tourism forecast for 2018 global growth is of approximately 3.0 percent."
"For this reason, CWT's efforts will focus on developing technological innovation and providing a service of excellence for business travelers," he added.
It is estimated that in the region (Nuevo León, Coahuila and Chihuahua) there are more than five thousand companies with this investment potential focused on the manufacturing, trade and construction sectors.
CWT is a global company with annual sales of 23 billion dollars, of which more than 2 billion dollars went to new customers and more than 58.7 million transactions were recorded.