Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Introduce the Bipartisan United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act
The bipartisan legislation will help rebuild the tourism industry
Washington | Arturo Olivarez, DC Press Secretary (956-970-1441), January 13, 2023
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. This legislation will increase governmental cooperation between the United States and Mexico to reinvigorate tourism in both countries in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
“Tourism is a vital industry in both the U.S. and Mexico,” said Congressman McCaul. “It is essential that we work closely with our southern neighbor to promote this industry in a way that is mutually beneficial. I am proud to introduce this important legislation with my colleague Congressman Cuellar to reinvigorate the tourism industry in both the U.S. and Mexico.”
In 2021, 10.4 million Mexicans traveled to the United States and spent approximately $11.7 billion. Despite comprising 47 percent of total foreign travelers to the United States, Mexican tourism rates were 42 percent below 2019 numbers.
Specifically, the bill will:
To read the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act, click here.