It seems like the travel public is getting the true message – finally. After years of the media’s attempts to scare the public with over-sensational reports of how they are sure to get robbed, maimed or killed if they venture to Mexico, the public is responding “eh”. Room occupancy rates are up and people are coming not just from the U.S. and Canada, but from all over the globe.
People have finally figured out that if they aren’t dealing dope or running guns they aren’t going to be targeted by the cartels and their minions. There is, of course, some crime in Mexico – name a country that doesn’t have criminals. But the rates are actually fairly low in Mexico, especially where the tourists go. Here is an encouraging report from the Pasadena Star-News http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/lifestyle/20131002/tourists-to-mexico-say-they-arent-scared-off-by-drug-wars