St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Divine Destinations Travel Club is a quality members only travel company and enjoys offering travelers information and reviews of destinations and tips to help them travel. One of the most talked about destinations in the world today is Mexico. Home to a number of iconic sites and destinations of historical importance to the world, Mexico is also plagued by violence. As of November 20 2012, Mexico does have a travel warning posted by the U.S. Department of State for this violence.
Mexico recently announced a new incentive to promote and rejuvenate its tourist economy. According to the Mexico Tourism Office, the objectives of this program include:
Promote new tourist destinations and tourism products.
Motivate new travelers to visit and learn more about the country.
Despite bad press, tourism continues to be an important part of Mexico's economy. According to The Mexico Tourist Board, the numbers continue to show improvement with over 22 million visitors choosing Mexico last year.
The warning issued by the U.S Department of State advises travelers that first and foremost, millions of U.S. citizens visit Mexico each year safely for study, tourism and business as well. While the Mexican government puts in much effort in order to protect citizens of the U.S. and while there is no evidence that TCO's are targeting U.S. Visitors, travelers choosing to visit Mexico need to be aware of the dangers occurring in some areas of the country before traveling. Some areas of the country present a risk to the safety of visitors making all but essential travel discouraged however, Mexico is massive in size, in fact a full 760,000 square miles of land and over 113 million residents, much of which is no more a threat than any other destination.
Known for its history and culture, most of the countries most iconic destinations are located outside these more dangerous areas. Sites including Chichen Itza, Tulm, Mexico City, and its many popular beach resort areas such as Cancun, Cabo and Camino Real still offer amazing activities, events and only the average concerns for safety. If traveling to any area which could pose a threat to safety, be sure to be prepared and know how to be safe. To be safe, try to blend in, avoid looking inexperienced, never go into dangerous areas, stay out of dimly lit streets, pay attention to what is going on nearby and consider registering with STEP.
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