Spring break students are still heading to Mexico in droves, according to reports from travel agents. Many agents site factors such as a somewhat better U.S. economy, beautiful beaches and ultra cheap prices, which are particularly attractive to students. Also, popular spring break destinations like Cancun, Carmen del Playa, Cabo San Lucas, and the Riviera Maya are far away from the border violence which has plagued Mexican tourism.
From the article:
Most U.S. travelers understand that the violence is confined to specific areas, she said. And a lot of college students, with their fixed income, are attracted to the all-encompassing deals at resorts.
“It boils down to value overall,” Gerhardt said. “People, particularly with the winter we’ve been having, they’re looking for sun and fun and value.”
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