This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Visa Exemptions Between Countries Of The Pacific Alliance To Benefit Tourism In Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexico Ministry of Tourism acknowledged the joint work of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of the Interior and of their counterparts in Colombia in Peru towards the lifting of visa regulations between the countries of the Pacific Alliance, as a measure towards strengthening the international competitiveness of Mexico's tourism industry.

The Pacific Alliance is an integration mechanism with the participation of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, whose objective is advancing the free movement of goods, services, capital and people.

Mexico Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo said that this decision will increase the number of international travelers between countries of the region.

She noted that through such actions, Mexico strengthens its ties with Latin America, and particularly with the countries of the Pacific Alliance.

The measure will strengthen Mexico's international competitiveness in the tourism sector, in accordance with the strategies of the administration of President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa towards consolidating tourism as a national priority for economic development in Mexico.

The Integrated System for Migration Operations (SIOM) indicates that in the first nine months of 2012, the number of visitors from Colombia, Chile and Peru that arrived to Mexico increase by 25.4 percent, 14.3 percent and 28 percent, respectively, compared to the same period the prior year.

In the framework of the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance, which took place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that from November 9, the visa requirement has been lifted for nationals of Colombia and Peru to visit Mexico, with a stay not to exceed 180 days and during which the visitor is not engaged in remunerated activity.

In the case of Mexico and Chile, both nations have an agreement in place towards lifting visa restrictions, to which Colombia and Peru will be added moving forward.

The announcement complies with the agreements contained in the Declaration of Paranal, signed by the Heads of State of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, signed June 6, which instructed that the competent authorities design a mechanism of cooperation and exchange of information to facilitate the flow of people between the members of the Pacific Alliance.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer RisiOgilvy Public Relations Jennifer.Risi@ogilvy.com or +1-646-240-6297

SOURCE Mexico Tourism Board

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,661.43 -218.93 -1.30%
S&P 500 1,941.45 -28.62 -1.45%
NASDAQ 4,390.9720 -71.93 -1.61%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs