The Latin American Tourism Sector Analytical Essay by Nicky

The Latin American Tourism Sector
Looks at the the economic aspects of the tourism industry in Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica.
# 147944 | 2,560 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that the Mexican government has been relatively successful in developing its tourism sector by meeting its goals of bringing in foreign currency, creating employment opportunities and redirecting internal migration towards tourism jobs. Next, the author relates the ways that Colombia has successfully corrected its poor image as a result of kidnappings, assassinations, drug-related violence and guerrilla activities that had diminished its tourism industry. On the other hand, the paper reports, that Costa Rica, known for its stability, has had a growing tourism industry beginning in the 1930s.

Table of Contents:
The Effects of Tourism on Latin America Countries
Mexico's Tourist Industry
History of Mexico's Tourism
Mexico's Tourism Growth in Recent Years
Tourism Industry Ranks Fourth Overall in Mexico's Economy
Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on Mexico's Tourism
The Composition of Tourism in Mexico
Effects of Tourism Industry on Mexican Employment
Colombia's Tourist Industry
History of Colombia's Tourism
Safer Conditions Help Tourism
Colombia's Tourism Growth in Recent Years
Tax Incentives for Tourism Projects
Tourism Industry Accounts for Almost Two Percent of GDP
The Composition of Tourism in Colombia
Effects of Tourism Industry on Colombia Employment
Costa Rica's Tourist Industry
Costa Rica's Tourism Growth in Recent Years
Tourism Industry Ranks Second in Costa Rica's Economy
The Composition of Tourism in Costa Rica
Effects of the Tourism Industry on Costa Rica's Employment

From the Paper:

"The renewal of visits from cruise ships to Colombia has been one of the most important tourist industry components. In the case of cruises, in 2007 a total of 99 cruise ships touched port in Colombia with 126,817 passengers, equivalent to growth of 151.1% compared to the previous year.
"Royal Caribbean, the worlds most modern and second-largest cruise line arrived in Cartagena in April 2007, after six years of absence. It was the first of 36 ships scheduled by the cruise line for the season 2007-2008."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "1995-2000 Tourism-Sector Development Program." 2000. Mexico's Tourism Policy. 16 Apr 2009 <>.
  • "About Mexico." n.d. visitmexico. 15 Apr 2009 <>.
  • "Colombia Tourism." 1988. Geographic org. 16 Apr 2009 <>.
  • "Costa Rica has something for everybody." n.d. Costa Rica Tourism and Travel Bureau . 15 Apr 2009 <>.
  • Dasenbrock, Julie. "The Pros and Cons of Ecotourism in Costa Rica ." Jan 2002 . TED Case Studies . 16 Apr 2009 <>.

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