The removal of a visa requirement has resulted in a sharp spike in the number of Mexicans visiting Canada, but airline connections and Donald Trump are cited as other reasons for the increase.
The trend continued in January, although not by quite as much: the January 2016 figure of 18,000 rose 56% to 28,000. Mexico became the seventh principal source of tourists for Canada in January.
But along with the visa change are factors such as improved airline connections and the United States’ stance on Mexico under President Donald Trump, according to a report by the Associated Press.
“I don’t want to go to a country that does not accept the people from my country,” said Rodrigo Muñoz, a Mexico City surgeon who traveled instead to the Canadian Rockies for a ski vacation.
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