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by Johnny Briefcase @, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 17:21 (62 days ago)

There is now a total ban on personal travel by U.S. government personnel in Guerrero, eliminating the option of traveling to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo by air. [unquote]


http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/us-warns-of-violence-in-tourist-destinations/


This Is the first I've heard of it. ...JB

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by Tere @, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 17:59 (62 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Didn't sound right, so I checked the US State Dept.'s travel warnings. They've been updated today, and now include Zihuatanejo, but don't mention Ixtapa, as prohibited travel for US governmental personnel. Good thing I don't work for the US Government and live here! Went snorkeling near Las Gatas yesterday and had dolphins in front of our boat on the way back to the pier.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:53 (61 days ago) @ Tere

My son is in the FBI in Chicago, he was told years ago he was not to vacation in Mexico. He has been telling us for years we should not vacation in our favorite place that it was unsafe. Why don't the Federal Government put out a bulletin- no traveling to Chicago.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 12:31 (61 days ago) @ Paulf

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by B&S @, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 12:34 (61 days ago) @ Paulf

Should add Hawaii to the travel ban. We have a nut case in No. Korea aiming nukes at us. Can't wait to get out of here.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 18:01 (62 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

There is now a total ban on personal travel by U.S. government personnel in Guerrero, eliminating the option of traveling to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo by air.


http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/us-warns-of-violence-in-tourist-destinations/


This Is the first I've heard of it. ...JB

That's almost funny coming from the nation with literally thousands of nuclear weapons and terrorists dedicated to its destruction.

First the sensationalized lie about tainted liquor being sold to tourists and now this. Anyone else smell a hit job?

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by Mexalberta @, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 21:14 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Kind of like Field of Dreams in reverse!

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by Lilyana, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 22:27 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

...and it stinks.

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by Sunshine, Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 09:06 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, please explain to me why you and others think or say that the tainted liquor served at resorts is a lie. There have been discussions about this by local people and tourists for at least a decade........ Who is telling the lie?
Thanks Irene

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 09:38 (61 days ago) @ Sunshine

Have you been to an AI and watch all the people at the swim up bar pound drinks back? Now have you read reports of groups of people passing out from tainted alcohol? Think about it as it doesn't add up. This is all media hype. Remember the swine flu scare or that all you personal information is imprinted on your room key or how about the Vegas one where someone drugs your drink and you wake up missing a kidney.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:21 (61 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

If not just Politics as usual, the numbers are pretty big 2010-2017.

Here is the Google Translate from last month.

Keith

Federal Health System adds actions in favor of health
Communiqué 056 - Work concluded at the XXXIII National Meeting of the Federal Sanitary System, in Puebla. Five-point agreement will strengthen the strategy to combat irregular products that endanger the health of the population. Health and Sanitation Risk Holders of the states will strengthen tasks to combat obesity, overweight and diabetes.
Author Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks
Publication date July 7, 2017

At the end of this Friday, the XXXIII National Meeting of the Federal Health System, the representatives of the Health Secretariats of the states, of the areas of Protection against Health Risks and of the State Public Health Laboratories, agreed to strengthen the joint actions in Favor of the health of the population in the country.

The plenary of the National Meeting approved five points to deal with miracle products that endanger the health of the population:

The Federal Sanitary System will combat illegal products that have therapeutic properties and that do not count with recognition of the sanitary authority.
The monitoring of advertising in social networks and websites will be intensified, to suspend the promotion of products associated with the prevention and treatment of diseases and that do not have sanitary authorization.
All products that lack sanitary registration and that offer therapeutic properties are identified as "miracle product".
The Federal Sanitary System will carry out actions of suspension of publicity and assurance of this type of products immediately.
Marketing channels for illegal products will be identified, in order to prevent the population from using and consuming them.

From July 5 to 7, the City of Puebla, Puebla, hosted this national meeting that allowed coordinating strategies to combat the irregular market of products that put health at risk, especially so-called "pirate products", from each Of the entities of the country.

A call was made to the population to avoid the purchase and consumption of this type of products, which not only hurt the economy of families, but mainly their health. Any denunciation related to this type of illegal merchandise can be attended at the state offices of Protection against Health Risks, as well as in the number of COFEPRIS 01800 0335050 and in the email contactociudadano@cofepris.gob.mx .

From 2010 to 2017 the health authority has secured 4.5 million miracle products in the country, 311 million irregular cigarettes, 5.3 million liters of illegal alcohol and 533 tons of medicines.

Likewise, efforts will be reinforced to prevent overweight, obesity and diabetes, in response to the health emergency declared by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Republic.

In his closing message, the Federal Commissioner for Protection against Sanitary Risks, Julio Sánchez and Tépoz, affirmed that the task of the Federal Sanitary System is fundamental to protect the health of the population, so it is important to work together in this task.

"As a Federal Health System, we are very clear about our obligation to ensure the health of Mexicans and to continue working to combat everything that could put them at risk. We can not lower our guard, we must strengthen the sanitary control of products and services, "he said.

Likewise, he thanked the State Governor, José Antonio Gali Fayad, and Arely Sánchez Negrete, Secretary of Health and General Director of the Health Services of the entity, for hosting this national event.

In addition, awards were given to the Comprehensive Service Centers (CIS) of the states of Baja California Sur, Colima, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Yucatan.

During the last working day, attendees learned about the agreement signed recently by COFEPRIS with the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Food Industry (CANIRAC), through which the establishments will include in their menus, letters or shop windows Calories that contain food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as the percentage they represent in the daily diet.

This action aims to strengthen prevention efforts directed at consumers to control overweight, obesity and diabetes. In its first stage, the campaign will begin in the states of Yucatan, Puebla, Nuevo León and Sonora. It will then advance in the rest of the country, with the goal of reaching more than 400 thousand economic units dedicated to the sale of prepared foods.

Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that more than 98 thousand people die in Mexico each year due to Diabetes problems, which represents a high cost in health and for the national economy.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jesús Felipe González Roldán, Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control of the Ministry of Health, presented the Strategy of Pharmacy Clinics for Early Detection of Diabetes, which together with the Carlos Slim Foundation Provide timely follow-up and treatment to patients with this disease.

For three days, health and sanitation officials in the country addressed issues such as health checks in establishments to identify outdated, unregistered or illegal inputs, as well as verification of the tobacco smoke standard and the model of Health surveillance.

Likewise, the Decalogue for Transparency for the Procurement of Health Inputs, the new regulation on marijuana, the work of the National Network of Public Health Laboratories, water monitoring, quality management systems and the Operation of Comprehensive Service Centers, among others.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:38 (61 days ago) @ Labrat

Not sure if you realize what this article is about, but the numbers regarding alcohol simply refer to bootleg booze, like much of the mezcal we drink locally.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:58 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yup, like the 1920's bathtub Gin.

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Meanwhile, in Baja...

by Pelicano, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:06 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Meanwhile, in Baja...

by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 13:31 (60 days ago) @ Pelicano

Maybe Zihua needs a paella festival too!


http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-baja-paella-20170823-story.html

Looks delicious, up here we have a chili cook off downtown, all the restaurants cook up their favorite chili's and salsas, you pay $5 canadian for a bowl (70 pesos) and visit each location for a taste of their creations. All $ go to a charity, and the next day the best chili and salsas are posted. It is a great promo, zihua could do this easily.

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Tiritas!

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 16:48 (60 days ago) @ Canada1

The Tiritas "Cookoff" is held annually on the pier in March. Fabulous!!! Who needs an imported delicacy when we have our own that are wonderful?

Then there is Guitar Fest. Talk about fabulous music, it is way better than anyone would suspect. Next year we'll do more.

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 22:20 (59 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The Tiritas "Cookoff" is held annually on the pier in March. Fabulous!!! Who needs an imported delicacy when we have our own that are wonderful?

Not sure what you mean by "an imported delicacy", anyways move it off the pier, have each restaurant set up in front of their location, this will get people up and down the streets and who knows they just might buy something.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 08:39 (58 days ago) @ Canada1

The Tiritas "Cookoff" is held annually on the pier in March. Fabulous!!! Who needs an imported delicacy when we have our own that are wonderful?


Not sure what you mean by "an imported delicacy", anyways move it off the pier, have each restaurant set up in front of their location, this will get people up and down the streets and who knows they just might buy something.

The chili you mentioned would be an "imported delicacy" since it is Tex-Mex food, nothing to do with Guerrero.

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by Lilyana, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 19:44 (60 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

:megusta:

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by Lilyana, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 19:53 (60 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Craig AKA you are right. The numbers just don't make sense if there is so much "tainted" liquor at AI resorts there should be far more poisoning incidents reported. Something just seems off.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 09:57 (61 days ago) @ Sunshine

Rob, please explain to me why you and others think or say that the tainted liquor served at resorts is a lie. There have been discussions about this by local people and tourists for at least a decade........ Who is telling the lie?
Thanks Irene

To date there is simply no MEDICAL or FORENSIC EVIDENCE to support the claim. No "tainted alcohol" was recovered in any hotel or tourist bar. Tourists on vacation tend to drink too much alcohol. And OF COURSE All-Included hotels give them cheap brands of alcohol as part of the package. And cheap alcohol is notorious for causing bad hangovers and other maladies.

So why do you believe that the liquor being served at resorts was tainted?

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by Mexalberta @, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 21:50 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Also , higher temperatures than they are used two, flying in and not eating before pounding back much more than they normally drink. I am sure many will agree the first day in paradise is not normal.

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 09:31 (60 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Shouldn't some responsibility be placed on the Servers? They should be refusing additional drinks to customers that have had too much to Drink!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:18 (60 days ago) @ Canada1

Shouldn't some responsibility be placed on the Servers? They should be refusing additional drinks to customers that have had too much to Drink!

No, servers aren't medical professionals and shouldn't be tasked with determining who's too drunk to drink more. Here in Mexico that's a good way for a server to lose their job. Existentialism dictates we are responsible for our own actions. If you want to drink yourself to death then you should be allowed to. Especially on vacation! ¡Salud!

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 13:25 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Shouldn't some responsibility be placed on the Servers? They should be refusing additional drinks to customers that have had too much to Drink!


No, servers aren't medical professionals and shouldn't be tasked with determining who's too drunk to drink more. Here in Mexico that's a good way for a server to lose their job. Existentialism dictates we are responsible for our own actions. If you want to drink yourself to death then you should be allowed to. Especially on vacation! ¡Salud!

I don't think one has to be a medical professional to recognize that someone has had too much to Drink. Wow, I guess other countries care abit more about their customers well being.

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by Sunshine, Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 15:31 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I realize that some guests at AI. Resorts over indulge and simply do not know when to stop. Servers know when a customer has had too much and should cut them off. When we stayed at the Sunscape, there was a middle aged man drinking at the swimup bar, that could barely talk or keep his head up. In the end he vomited on the bar and was pulled out of the pool by staff and placed in a wheel chair beside the pool. Yes he abused himself, but I sure would hope that if that was my friend, son or daughter that a responsible server would have cut them off. The guy must have slept it off in a chair on the beach overnight as he was being fed coffee, still in his bathing shorts when we came down in the morning. Boy his wive was pissed!

Please don't say in these cases you deserve what you get.....

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 22:22 (59 days ago) @ Sunshine

A responsible server would have cut him Off!

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:58 (60 days ago) @ Canada1

The first time that happens at an All Inclusive the howling about how the Mexicans Are Ripping Us Off will Break The Internet.

JMO

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 13:25 (60 days ago) @ Labrat

The first time that happens at an All Inclusive the howling about how the Mexicans Are Ripping Us Off will Break The Internet.

JMO

Keith

Well at least they will be alive and able to break the Internet lol

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 15:45 (60 days ago) @ Canada1

Have you ever seen that happen?
Overweight people don't have a buffet limit!

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 18:57 (60 days ago) @ Canada1

Many states in the US have dram shop rules which obligate a server to cut off an obviously intoxicated patron. And make the establishment potentially liable for accidents, injury or death caused by the patron after leaving the establishment should he or she not be cut off.

I suspect since AI patrons, and most vacationers in the area, don't drive, there isn't a need for the rule. But it would seem to be wise for hotels or bars to adopt a policy if guests can't regulate themselves and need minders. Really. Who wants to clean up after a drunk? Or deal with lawyers if someone falls off a balcony or down the stairs.

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 22:20 (59 days ago) @ Fran

Exactly!! :megusta:

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Friday, August 25, 2017, 21:12 (58 days ago) @ Canada1

Thanks

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by CountryDancer @, Vancouver, Washington, Sunday, August 27, 2017, 14:36 (57 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Everything I've read is consistent with Rob's statement. Lots of headlines.... no truth in the end.

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11:33 (58 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob - looks like the Mexican Tourism Secretary is on the same page as yourself. Del la Madrid sees the travel ban as a negotiating tactic in the NAFTA meetings. It seems a bit of a stretch; but you can never go too low when it comes to politics. ....JB

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/is-us-travel-warning-linked-to-nafta-talks/

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11:35 (58 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

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I think that is a Tin Foil Hat outlook.

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Monday, August 28, 2017, 18:41 (56 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

First the sensationalized lie about tainted liquor being sold to tourists and now this. Anyone else smell a hit job?


Now the governor of Guerrero chimes in on the travel ban. ....JB

"Astudillo recognized that there was a security problem in Acapulco but said that authorities are working to combat it. He also echoed speculation by the federal tourism secretary, saying he thinks that the strategy to discredit Mexico is a U.S. ploy to gain the upper hand in the current trade negotiations."


http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/post-story-intended-to-discredit-tourism/

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by jkstraw, Montana, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 07:41 (60 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

This means no visit by Don John Trump??? :kingtut:

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by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 09:26 (60 days ago) @ jkstraw

This means no visit by Don John Trump??? :kingtut:

Ya never know, he breaks ever other rule...lol

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Travel Ban .... Conde Nast

by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 09:31 (58 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

From Conde Nast Traveler Site

"Mexico Travel Warning: What the Update Means for Travelers"

"Is it safe? A State Department warning has travelers on edge. Here's the latest.

Since the U.S State Department updated its travel warning for parts of Mexico to include the state of Quintana Roo, home to popular tourist spots like Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, travelers have been asking what exactly that means for imminent and future travel south of the border. We contacted the State Department directly for an update on the region.

"This was a routine update to the previous travel warning issued on December 8, 2016," State Department spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala told Condé Nast Traveler.

While the warning, which was updated on Wednesday, explicitly states that U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, Jhunjhunwala said the State Department "continues to warn U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to parts of Mexico due to criminal organizations active in the country," but that "there is no evidence that organized criminal groups have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality."

Jhunjhunwala added that the "Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations," and addressed the recent reports that tourists had been targeted with allegedly tainted alcohol at a handful of resorts in the Yucatan Peninsula.

"On July 26, we updated the country specific information page for Mexico to include a point on 'alcohol' stating that there have been allegations of tainted or substandard alcohol served in resorts resulting in illness or blacking out, and to seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill," Jhunjhunwala said. "The Department issues travel warnings when we recommend U.S. citizens not travel to specific areas due to dangerous or unstable conditions such as high risk of terrorist activity, rampant crime or violence, or the departure of Embassy staff due to security concerns."
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When asked to comment, Mexico's Tourism Board wanted to clarify the travel warning's explicit inclusion of violence in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, two of the country's most popular coastal regions.

"As the travel warning explains, there have been situations among individuals involved in criminal activities," a spokesperson said. "We can add that the overwhelming majority of those incidents have taken place in locations not frequented by international tourists (such as inner-city areas or private properties)."

The spokesperson added that the Mexican government and tourism industry has long-standing progams in place to avoid violent incidents in areas frequented by tourists, and that so far in 2017, the nation had seen 9.6 percent more American visitors between January and July compared to the same period in 2016.

In fact, last year, Canada, France, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom were among a spate of countries issuing warnings to travelers visiting the U.S. Those warnings, according to USA Today, focused on the U.S.'s "mass shootings, police violence, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT attitudes and the Zika virus."

A number of Condé Nast Traveler staffers have visited Mexico in recent months, and said they hadn't noticed any significant changes. Caleb Bennett, design director for Traveler, visited Mexico in December 2016, and again in April 2017. He said in Mexico City, he never felt any danger, and that "Ubers have developed a certain degree of trust there and with that safety net, it’s easier to navigate." He added that "Zacatecas felt even more safe. I never really questioned my safety there other than the normal safe guarding you’d do anywhere."

Andrea Whittle, an associate editor at Traveler, visited Tulum last week, saying, "Tulum [was] still chugging along," and the only change she saw was attributable to construction and development in the area.

"I witnessed absolutely no violence, nor did I feel the threat of it," Whittle said. "Also, it's important to note that other countries have issued travel warnings about certain parts of the U.S. in the past year. I think it’s always important to put these things into perspective."

All that is to say: While an updated warning is certainly cause for concern, travelers simply need to be aware of what's possible and what to avoid in order to remain safe. As Whittle recommends, keeping valuables at home or in a hotel safe, and keeping important contact phone numbers, such as for your hotel or rental car company, on hand will make the experience less stressful.

These are all practical guidelines—the Mexico travel warning included."

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Travel Ban .... Conde Nast

by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 09:34 (58 days ago) @ Labrat

:megusta:

I just read the same article earlier today, and found this bit to be of interest:
"In fact, last year, Canada, France, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom were among a spate of countries issuing warnings to travelers visiting the U.S. Those warnings, according to USA Today, focused on the U.S.'s "mass shootings, police violence, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT attitudes and the Zika virus."

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by BL @, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:34 (58 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article169187707.html

Written by Andres Oppenheimer

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No place is entirely safe, including any major U.S. city or any small town where a psychopath armed with an easily accessible semiautomatic gun can shoot down dozens of people. In almost any place today, you run the risk of being an innocent bystander caught in the wrong place. It’s just that the State Department doesn’t spell out dangers in U.S. cities. They should."

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by jodymaryk @, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 14:34 (54 days ago) @ BL

Not going to stop us! We came down to Bucerias when the H1N1 was going on and they recommended not going to Mexico. After looking at the CDC website, there were more active cases of it in the county I live in then in the whole state of Jalisco! We had a great, relaxing trip without any crowds. I tell people who are worried we are going to Mexico to watch there local news here in Seattle every morning. Murders, drive-by shootings, gang warfare. I keep up on some of the Zihuatanejo news through Mexican papers online and FB pages and I just am not worried. We don't go out late, are usually home by 9pm from dinner, we don't get drunk and wander the streets and we don't wear (or own, lol!) any expensive jewelry. I don't even wear my wedding ring down or bring 'blingy' jewelry. We have been in Zihua before when the police station has been bombed. We thought it was a transformer blowing until we talked to a local friend the next day. Could we be in the wrong place at the wrong time at some point? Of course, but that is true right here in my home town. We have heard gun shots hear in our neighborhood before, more then once. We will keep coming down, being respectful of the locals, not being ugly Americans, spending our money with small, local businesses and enjoying the beautiful scenery, ambiance and culture that is Zihuatanejo and Mexico. As far as tainted liquor, I agree that is probably has to do more with tourists over drinking cheap liquor that is served at AI's then 'tainted' liquor. We buy our own and buy good quality. I wish I could buy tequila and Cuban rum here is as cheap as there!

Cannot wait to be back there in mid-October!

BTW..one article in June that was talking about businesses shut down and killings, showed a picture of Ixtapa but labeled as Zihuatanejo. Lol! smh.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 16:49 (54 days ago) @ jodymaryk

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10:19 (53 days ago) @ jodymaryk

Reports of homicides and violence as well as travel warnings are not stopping the tourists to Mexico. In fact the numbers are increasing according to some press reports. ....JB

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/despite-homicides-tourists-keep-coming/

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 11:28 (53 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Hard to believe our numbers from Canada are down. Travelled to three different locations in Mexico since June and the flights from Calgary have been full. But as most stats from Canada the data may be from the East.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:56 (53 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Your post has me wondering if flights from Canada have been cut back like they have from the U.S.?

In the past few years we have lost flights from many sources to get to Zihua from the Mid-West.

No more Frontier Flights though Denver at all.

Curtailed flights on both American and United, both down to flying only one day a week non-stop from their Southern Hubs (Phoenix and Houston respectively)

So yes, the remaining flights are always full.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 13:09 (53 days ago) @ Labrat

Yes, yes and yes. After decades of p***poor operating at a loss the airlines, with the aid of information technology, have finally figured out how to run a business. They are profitable now.

They will continue to fine tune their systems and improve their bottom line. For example, why fly 3 flights a week at 1/3 full when they can fly one flight completely full. Now, there is a benefit to the paying customer. We enjoy lower prices, adjusted for inflation, than ever. And yes, it can cause some inconvenience but I will trade off convenience to price any day of the week.

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by rojo, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 13:49 (53 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Flying from Vancouver with Alaska now costs a overnite each way For the last year. Air Mexico with the nite flight works for us through MX City to Zihua. I think some of the airlines are also in the hotel business. Good business for them but not us the consumer

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by noelofthenorth, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 14:40 (53 days ago) @ Labrat

Montreal is the opposite as Interjet started flying to Mexico City a couple of months ago so one more alternative via MX City Interjet have good service and lots of legroom...So far have not seen any Tour flights cancelled..

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 17:05 (53 days ago) @ Labrat

It appears to be the same as before. With Westjet we could have traveled on 5 different days per week to Cancun and 4 different days to PV or Cabo. That is with one airline.
.in season WJ has three flights per week to Zihua. Booked Nov last March and Jan in July and it was tough to find room.
We also have Air Canada, Sunwing and Transat as choices to most locations.