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Mexico continues to be the domininant tourism market in Latin America and 6th overall worldwide. Here Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. (Photo: Quintana Roo Government)
The Dominican Republic leads the way in tourism revenues as a percent of GDP, while cementing its position as Latin America's second-largest tourism destination and earner. Here the top travel hotspot Punta Cana. (Photo: Dominican Tourism Ministry)
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Latin America: The Tourism Winners

Mexico, Dominican Republic remain top stars in region’s tourism.


While Mexico continues to be the Latin American leader in tourism arrivals and receipts, the Dominican Republic is cementing its position as a star on its own, ranking as the second-largest tourism market and earner, but leader when it comes to receipts as a percent of GDP and a top two country in terms of arrivals as a percent of population.

Other breakout markets include Argentina, Chile, Panama and Uruguay, according to a Latinvex analysis of new data from UN Tourism (formerly known as the World Tourism Organization) and the governments of the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

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Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay



Latin America Tourism (2023): Receipts

Latin America Tourism (2023): Arrivals

Latin America Tourism (2023): Receipts-GDP Ratio

Latin America Tourism (2023): Arrival-Population Ratio

Latin America Tourism (2023): Top Growth Winners

Latin America Tourism (2023): Average Expenditure per Visitor

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