Leisure, Tourism, Sports and Leisure Marine
The betting industry in Mexico has continued its
growth, and has become the second largest market
in Latin America, recording a total sales revenue of
US$639 million in 2010.
Mexico holds an important place in the International
tourist market which in turn is also very important for
Mexico's economy. According to the World
Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Mexico had 22.3 million
tourists in 2010 which equated to US$11.8 billion in tourism
The substantial level of investment (both foreign and
domestic) and influx of travellers have shaped the
strategy of the tourism industry. New world class
developments and competitive prices means there is a shift to
target a more upscale market, especially in the Northwest
(Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California Sur and Baja California)
where the newest tourism destinations are being
developed. Ecotourism, golf and sailing are some of the areas
these new developments are focusing on.
In Mexico there are around 220 golf courses and each year
more are constructed. According to the Association of
Golf Courses for the Mexican Caribbean, by this year
they expect to build at least 16 golf courses.
Mexico has a solid marine infrastructure.
It ranks among the top ten countries worldwide in terms of
ports. Its 5,797 miles of coastline offers
diverse opportunities both in the commercial and leisure
industry. At present, Mexico relies on 16 main ports, some
used exclusively for commercial purposes, yet all of
these are part of a broad initiative.
Between 2010-2012, the Government plans to invest more than
US$700 million in infrastructure and technology to fully
exploit the connection between Mexico and the sea.The Mexican
Government has established a shipbuilding program of
coast and ocean patrols with a total budget of US$426 million.
The construction program represents 27 per cent of the
total budget of the Agency.
The Substitution of Naval Units program has a US$152
There are many synergies between the Mexican and British
sports market and companies can find a large
growing market in which to sell their products.
The most popular sports in Mexico are: football, baseball,
basketball, golf, motor sports, boxing and sailing.
Future sporting events being planned and bids will also
signal opportunities for British companies looking to supply
the local market. In 2011 Guadalajara hosted
the Panamerican Games.
Leisure and Tourism:
Golf course designers, developers, advice on maintenance
and construction and training.
Hotel and resort investors.
Development of marinas.
Crew training and licensing.
Navigation and waterway management.
Safety, rescue systems and insurance.
Parts, supplies, materials and services related to
maintenance and repair of pleasure boats and yachts.
The betting industry in Mexico has continued its growth,
and has become the second largest market in
Latin America, recording total sales revenue of US$639
million in 2010.
Distribution of class II and III slot machines
Online and mobile betting platforms (although they have
still not been approved)
Gaming technology and casino related services like
Contact and Further Information
Reports on the Mexican marine, leisure and tourism sectors
as well as more information about the specific
business opportunities can be obtained by contacting the
UK Trade & Investment team in Tijuana:
British Trade Office Tijuana Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source - UKTI