For Travel Tuesday, this post is a bit of a mixed bag: Travel in Mexico and Sammy Hagar!
We’ve read so much online or on the news about the violence that plagues Mexico and the impact that has on tourism. We’ve been to Cabo and of course didn’t have any troubles. And the fact is that the violence hasn’t affected Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which are the hottest destinations.
Mexico Update: Travel Agents See Strong Sales in 2012
Despite persistent concerns about drug-related violence, Mexico expects a record-breaking number of visitors in 2012.
Visits from the U.S. at the end of 2011 were up substantially over 2010. This year, an aggressive marketing campaign, increased interest in Mexico’s Mayan archaeological zones and strong value are expected to drive those numbers even higher.
The optimistic outlook for Mexico is shared by U.S. travel agents, travel suppliers and, unsurprisingly, Mexico’s tourism officials.
Interestingly, the optimism is undiminished by a detailed new Travel Warning for Mexico, issued by the U.S. State Department on Feb. 8, replacing an April 2011 Travel Advisory. The warning shed new light on the much-publicized safety and security issues in the country.
Personally, I’d love to go back to Cabo San Lucas and hang with Sammy Hagar. This is an old clip, but a pretty cool look at Cabo Wabo and the making of their kick ass tequila!
Stay Thirsty My Friends,