Mexico City remains safe for the moment, but the city is not conducive to tourism under the current conditions
Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) August 11, 2006
In light of protests now occurring in Mexico City, DestinationVillas.com urges travelers to consider alternative destinations in Mexico to avoid any unexpected travel delays or inconveniences.
"Mexico City remains safe for the moment, but the city is not conducive to tourism under the current conditions," states Gonzalo Flores Conde, senior travel correspondent for DestinationVillas.com in Mexico City.
Protesters have closed toll roads and pitched tents in Mexico City's Historic Centro claiming the presidential election was tainted by fraud, giving conservative Felipe Calderon a narrow lead. The case is now before a tribunal, which has until Sept. 6 to declare a president-elect or annul the election. While no tourists have been hurt, it is clear that the protests are aimed at making a bold political statement that is costing the nation $23 million daily in lost revenue. The chic and trendy restaurants and shops that line Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, currently closed to traffic, are largely empty. The protesters are now threatening to seize the Mexico City Airport.
There are some marvelous alternatives to choose from if you wish to travel to Mexico. Merida, the old capital city in the Yucatan Peninsula, offers history, archeological excursions, and a taste of the old world. Of course, you can also visit Cancun, recently renovated and eager for tourism to return.
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Tori Milan, Editor
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