Despite travel warnings and negative press, Mexico has retained its position as the recipient of the most cruise ship dockings globally. Over 1,800 cruise ships docked in the country in 2011, lending more than $500 million in both revenue and jobs to the economy. The country also saw a 7.1% annual growth in January.
The tourism board estimates that five million tourists visited through cruise lines in 2011.
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