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Latino Daily News

Wednesday June 6, 2012

American Tourism to Mexico Up More Than 5 Percent Despite Travel Warnings

American Tourism to Mexico Up More Than 5 Percent Despite Travel Warnings

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It would seem many are not heeding travel warnings from U.S. officials, as Mexican tourism officials say the number of U.S. travelers to the country is up.

According to Mexico’s Tourism Department, travel to the Mexico rose 5.3 percent between January and April. A Monday announcement from the department states that of the more than 4 million tourists who visited Mexico during those months, more than half of them were Americans.

Mexico saw a record number of tourists in 2011 and the number of American tourists that went down to Mexico in the first third of the years i up slightly from last year.

The announcement from Mexico’s Tourism Dept. stated Cancun, Cozumel, Huatico, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Maya were the top destination for American tourists.

This rise in Americans traveling to Mexico came after the Texas Department of Public Safety released a travel warning. The warning discouraged spring breakers from traveling to Mexico, citing drug violence.