Tourism in Mexico: Its Development, Dependency, and Spatial Patterns

11 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2001

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James B. Pick

University of Redlands

W. James Hettrick

Information Systems Management Solutions Inc.

Edgar W. Butler

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Katsumi Funakoshi

University of Redlands

Abstract

This paper examines tourism in Mexico. The research questions concern the long term role of the Mexican federal government in developing and stimulating tourism, the extent of tourism dependency of Mexico on the United States, and the extent of regional differences in tourism within Mexico. The method is simple economic trend analysis. The research results are illustrated by a case study of a leading Mexican hotel chain. Findings are interpreted in terms of world systems theory. The paper shows that Mexican tourism has a large variety of forms and is tied to processes of globalization.

JEL Classification: L83, R12

Suggested Citation

Pick, James B. and Hettrick, W. James and Butler, Edgar W. and Funakoshi, Katsumi, Tourism in Mexico: Its Development, Dependency, and Spatial Patterns. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=275592 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.275592

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Katsumi Funakoshi

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