Why is Yucatan different and safer than most Mexican Tourism Hot Spots? Michelle Fridman Hirsch, the minister of tourism for the Mexican State of Yucatan sat down with eTN at the World Travel Market and gave some inside on the Secret of Success for Yucatan as a travel and tourism destination. Fridman Hirsch loves Yucatan and everything good happening in regards to travel and tourism for her State gets her excited
According to minister Hirsch and current reports, despite all the grim news about Mexico’s drug-related violence, the Yucatán Peninsula remains relatively safe for those not engaged in illegal activities. Most of the killings you hear about happening between rival drug gangs, so tourists are rarely caught up in the disputes – especially in the Yucatán, which keeps a safe distance from the turf wars occurring elsewhere in Mexico. Cancún, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum have all seen a gradual rise in drug violence, but major US cities such as New York and Chicago have higher murder rates than the entire state of Yucatán.
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