Despite current violence problems, International tourism to Mexico is increasing
We found this recent article on CNN Travel mentioning that amidst the current drug violence we as a country are experiencing, International tourism to Mexico has actually increased 2.1% in the first half of 2011 as compared to 2010. Mexico remains the top destination for Americans traveling abroad.
From the original article:
“Statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that fewer Americans are traveling abroad, but a bigger percentage of those who do are going to Mexico. Mexico also reported double-digit increases in the percentage of visitors from Russia, Brazil and China, among others.”
This is excellent news, and we’re very glad to see that more and more people are taking the time to do some research about safety in Mexico as well as answering their doubts about safety in Cancun by themselves and not relying on information provided by others.
Quoting another part of the article:
“The unrelenting battles between rival drug cartels and police and cartels have provided nearly unlimited fodder for those who write off Mexico as a dangerous destination.
The truth, Anaya said, is that the violence is limited to certain geographic areas that can be avoided by tourists.
The border area, for example, where much violence has been recorded, is 1,200 miles from the resort town of Cancun — that’s like avoiding travel to Houston because of problems in New York, he said.
According to surveys by Mexican tourism authorities, 98% of those who do visit Mexico say they will come back, and 99% recommend it to others.“
We’re glad to see that there are official efforts being made to dispel the misguided belief that all of Mexico is unsafe for tourists. Please take a moment to check out our Map of Mexico showing distances from Cancun to spots mentioned in USA Travel Warnings. Also, feel free to explore this site thoroughly as we have put in considerable time and effort curating and generating quality content with truthful information about safety in Cancun and Mexico.
Link to the original post in CNN Travel:
Until next time, take care and warm regards from Cancun!
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