The United Nations World Tourism Association has this year ranked Mexico as the number 8 most popular destination. The move displaces Turkey in that slot.
The data comes from a survey of travel agencies. The most popular destination within Mexico  is the Riviera Maya. Mexico received close to 38 million visitors during 2016.
Travel agent sales for Mexico were up 5%
Mexican officials state that they expect revenue from the travel industry will overtake remittances from over seas within the next few years.
A survey by TripAdvisor shows Playa Del Carmen tot be the single most popular city as a vacation destination.