Tourist Travel to Mexico Takes a Dive After State Department Issues Travel Warning
There was a gun fight in a club in Playa Del Carmen and numerous reports of drugged drinks. There has also been an increase in homicide rates in two of the most popular tourist destination states in Mexico. The State Department’s response was to issue a travel warning effective for Baja California Sur and Quinta Roo.
According to Travel Weekly, there have been cancellations but the CEO stated that they have always advised tourists to be careful of their surroundings and avoid areas in cities and towns with known criminal activity. He also stated it was their opinion the destinations were safer than the warning paints.
A writer for Inertia recounts a time ages before when he spent 10 days living in a van with his girlfriend all over the beaches in Mexico one August.
Does the travel warning about Mexico make you less likely to visit? Would you cancel a trip or go and be extra vigilant?
According to the Yucatan Times, the Mexican tourist industry is in damage control mode.