Travel Leaders Respond to Media Stories About Safety of Tourists in Mexico

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Mexico map provided by Mexico Today

Terry Denton is the President of Travel Leaders of Fort Worth, Rowlett and Tyler, Texas and the Publisher of the blog Travel By Terry. In a recent blog post, Denton responded to some of the news stories that paint an inaccurate portrait of tourism in Mexico.

In order to correct such negative portrayals in the media, Denton measures Mexican tourism by three metrics:

Geography: Noting that Mexico has over 2500 municipalities and security problems have been concentrated in just 18 of them.

Statistics: Such as the fact that 23.4 million international travelers visited Mexico in 2011, an all-time record.

Experience: Denton shares his own personal experience of travelling in Mexico: “I have been traveling there for over 25 years, multiple times many years, without ever once being threatened or harassed.   My story is but one of millions as the statistics above corroborate.”

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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