A recent shooting in Mazatlan which left a Canadian citizen injured has reignited concerns about travel to Mexico for Canadian citizens. Despite this, travel agents and airlines spokespeople say they have not seen a decline in business, and have in fact seen an increase in certain areas such as Cancun.
From the article:
Darlene Munroe, an agent with Xtravel.caLtd. based in Chestermere, said travellers are asking a lot of questions about Mexico, concerned about escalating crime and violence. “People have a lot more questions than they normally do. But we tell them as long as they don’t do anything foolish, and they use common sense, they won’t get in harm’s way,” she said.
Regular travelers to Mexico, like Reta Kurta of Calgary who took her ninth vacation to Mexico this year (to Ixtapa) says she does not have qualms about security. She says, “When you hear about all that’s been happening there, safety is always a concern. But as long as you don’t leave your resort at night, you stay with your tour operator, and you don’t go looking for drugs, you’ll be fine.”
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