Mexico Tourism Board Statement Regarding Texas Travel Advisory

Mar 10, 2011, 13:54 ET from Mexico Tourism Board

MEXICO CITY, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We understand that many people have concerns about the recent travel advisory for the entire nation of Mexico issued by the state of Texas Department of Public Safety.

Mexican tourist destinations are very safe. As the U.S. Department of State has noted, "millions of U.S. citizens travel safely to Mexico each year," including those who come every day for "study, tourism or business and at least one million U.S. citizens who live in Mexico."

Last year more than 22 million foreigners visited Mexico, including more than 2.5 million traveling by air from the State of Texas alone. We are pleased to announce that in December 2010, the number of people flying out of Texas into Mexico was up by 12% on previous years, and that December 2010 saw our best month regarding the volume of people on flights over the last decade.

Internationally-celebrated destinations such as Cancun and Puerto Vallarta to name a few, are among the safest, most welcoming and relaxing tourist destinations in the world. In addition, Mexican tourism destinations have lower crime rates than other prominent tourist destinations. There could not be a better time to visit Mexico.

We encourage anyone considering a vacation in Mexico to speak to any of the millions of visitors who chose to vacation at our resorts last year, and are planning on visiting again next year.

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SOURCE Mexico Tourism Board