Issued on December 17, 2010
MEXICO TOURISM BOARD STATEMENT
The recent holiday travel warning for the entire nation of Mexico issued by the state of Texas Department of Public Safety director is an unwarranted overreaction.
As the U.S. Department of State has noted, “millions of U.S. citizens travel safely to Mexico each year. This includes tens of thousands who cross the border every day for study, tourism or business and at least one million U.S. citizens who live in Mexico.”
Internationally-celebrated destinations such as Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are among the most welcoming and relaxing resorts in the world. There could not be a better time to visit.
We are disappointed in this action, and ask anyone considering a vacation to Mexico to speak with any of the millions of Americans, Canadians, and other foreign nationals who chose to vacation at our resorts this year, and are already planning on visiting again next year.