|Shops at San Antonio's La Cantera Mall|
KENS TV also reported a very similar story. They claimed that some Mexican shoppers even flew across the border for safety purposes. As a result, Flights from Mexico City to Mcallen, Texas (who's eating our lunch again) are up by at least 30 per cent this year. I wonder if flights from Mexico City to Laredo Intl are up as well. The KENS TV website's accompanying text to the story reads:
"San Antonio is always going to be a favorite destination for many from Mexico," said Donald Wearden, who’s in charge of international marketing for the Shops at La Cantera and North Star Mall.Con razon esta el downtown Laredo que parece ghostown. Todos estan comprando en San Anto.
While the shopping malls do not track how much Mexican nationals spend, Wearden said some days during the holidays they account for nearly half of the La Cantera’s and North Star’s sales.