Inside Out: How Mexicans Are the Future for Mexico’s Hotel Occupancy

by Pamela Espinoza, Contributing Editor, Latin America |

It’s well known that Mexico’s tourism industry relies mostly on international travelers: 60% of foreign visitors who arrive by air to Mexico are U.S. citizens. Accordingly, hotels’ revenue and sales strategies are generally based on attracting as many international travelers as possible. Selling Mexico to Mexicans has not been at the core of the plan, with some hotels not even having a dedicated sales force for Mexico. But that might be about to change.

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Wynn Confirms Casinos’ Increased Focus on Non-Gaming Revenue

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

According to casino mogul Steve Wynn, none of the casino resorts he has owned and/or operated — Mirage, Golden Nugget, Bellagio, Encore, to name a few — have ever done as much in gaming revenue as they have from amenities off the casino floor.

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