Is Traveling to Mexico Safe? Erik the Travel Guy Says Yes!

Industry: Travel

Mexican Vacation Destinations Continue to be Safe and Popular with Travelers

United States (PRUnderground) November 10th, 2014

The US State Department recently updated its travel warning for Mexico causing travelers concern; however, Erik the Travel Guy wants vacationers to know that Mexican vacation hot spots are safe and, typically, are thousands of miles from the locales cited in the travel warning. Additionally, according to the American Society of Travel Agents, 2 of the top 10 vacation destinations for winter travel this year are in Mexico: Cancun, the most popular international destination this season, and Riviera Maya.

“The Mexican tourist destinations frequented by North American travelers are safe and continue to be popular,” commented Erik the Travel Guy. “A lot of intelligence is considered before the State Department issues a travel warning and the Mexican warning is for very specific geographic regions. When reading the updated warning, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s not directed toward our favorite vacation spots. And, yes, those spots in Mexico we all love to visit, including Cozumel, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, ‎Playa del Carmen, ‎and Cabo San Lucas, are indeed safe.”

Travel to Mexico is big business, it’s the 10th most visited destination in the world and the number 2 most visited destination in the Americas with 22.5 million vacationers traveling to Mexico each year. When considering a trip to Mexico, Erik the Travel Guy has a few travel tips:

  • Popular Mexican vacation destinations are safe; however, as with any locale, vacationers should use common sense when traveling.
  • Book with a trusted travel agent as he/she will be able to help you plan an amazing trip and assist should any needs arise while on the road.
  • Consider the timing of your trip, peak season is November through year-end and, then again, in March for Spring Break. Consider these time frames when planning your vacation needs.

For more tips on traveling to Mexico and using a travel agent, and to research destinations, hotels, and cruises, visit Erik the Travel Guy at

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Erik the Travel Guy inspires people to travel, explore and learn – whether in their own backyard or around the world. He is on a mission to get more people traveling more often, staying longer and experiencing the true joy of travel.

Erik Hastings is Erik The Travel Guy and he has spent his entire life on stage, behind a microphone and in front of the camera. In 2006, he developed a new brand of experiential, online travel videos and to this day, he has never looked back. In 2007 he began hosting Travel Show Live for WABC in New York – the first travel show in the history of the station. Today, Erik fills his days traveling the world, and making travel videos that help turn potential vacation browsers into vacation-takers!

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