Feb 29, 2012

Mexico Economy: Mexico official seeks to reassure on tourism safety

Vancouver Sun: "Mexico’s tourism chief has met with Texas officials to head off a potential warning against visiting Mexico during the lucrative Spring Break and summer vacation seasons.

The meeting on Monday followed a robbery last week of a tourist bus in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

'Mexico received 22.7 million tourists last year,' Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, chief operating officer of the Mexico Tourism Board, said in an interview.

'In addition to that, we received at least 5 million passengers who came through the different cruise companies through the different ports of call in Mexico, and these numbers exclude the hundreds of thousands of people from the U.S. who cross the border into Mexico every day.'" read more

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