Monday, June 18, 2012

still the number one destination for travelling abroad

While reporting on Mexico’s falling drug violence, BBC news talked recently about Mexico’s bad press and the exaggerated fears about Mexico that have caused tourists to avoid the country in recent years.

While Mexico is on the list of travel warnings issued by the US state department, along with Iran, Algeria and Syria, it is still the number one destination for US citizens travelling abroad. Reports the BBC:
If Mexico were a stock, now might be the time to buy. The country has been severely under-valued in recent years. Despite high rates of crime and violence elsewhere in Latin America, the media tend to focus relentlessly on Mexico’s drug war….According to the latest analysis by the Trans-Border Institute, drug-related homicides were down by some 19% compared with the same time last year.
The article also talks about how Mexico is bouncing back, not just politically but economically as well.  The country remains a number one tourist destination for Americans, with more than 20 million visitors last year, and an estimated one million U.S. citizens who reside permanently in Mexico.
Read the full article here.

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