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Discover Mexico: Beautiful Scenery, Pristine Beaches, Lively and Colonial Cities

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Beach in Cancún, México. Photo: Keith Pomakis

The Mexico Tourism Promotion Council (CPTM) has announced that all of its tourism destinations are open and operating normally throughout the country, and invites tourists to book your travels to enjoy the best of Mexico. September’s earthquakes, which affected parts of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City and Morelos, did not hit tourist areas. All major tourist destinations such as Los Cabos, Cancun-Mayan Riviera, Merida and Yucatan, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and many others remain intact.

“We are happy to report that our tourism destinations are open and receiving tourists from all over the world with great satisfaction,” said CPTM CEO Hector Flores. “We are often communicating with tourist destinations and we can confirm that all popular attractions, airports and major tourist areas are operating normally. Residers can enjoy the same hospitality, beautiful people, pristine landscapes and beaches, colonial towns and cities, characteristics for which Mexico is famous.”

Mexico City reported that although there was a slight drop in tourist activity in the days following the earthquake on 19 September, all activities returned to normal within a week. In fact, all the events scheduled for the capital are being held. Major international attractions in Mexico City such as the F1 Grand Prix and the Day of the Dead Parade were held on the weekend of October 28 and welcomed thousands of tourists.

The Day of the Dead festivities, which began in late October and run through early November, are held throughout Mexico, in major destinations such as Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla and Aguascalientes, bringing families and friends together to relive and remember the entities dear ones. The joyful season is full of unique decorations, flavors, aromas and celebrations that can not be missed.

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Puebla, México. Photo by Diego Delso

Thanks to joint efforts between the public and private sectors, Puebla reports that its tourism activities remain open. In the city of Puebla, all the hotels and the beautiful historic center are operating as usual. The cities of Atlixco and Cholula have confirmed that their tourist areas are safe and communities expect to welcome tourists back immediately. Although some museums are undergoing repairs, many remain open to the public, with normal hours of operation.

Other Magic Villages of Puebla, such as Pahuatlan, Zacatlan, Chignahuapan, Cuetzalan, Xicotepec, Huauchinango and Tlatlauquitepec, were not damaged and remain intact and open to tourists.

The city of Oaxaca, Huatulco and Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, as well as Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, are operating normally, with all its attractions open to the public.

In Morelos, the famous spas and beautiful event venues of this destination are operating as usual.

Flores continues: “We invite everyone to discover the wonders of Mexico. It is a world apart, rich in culture, friendly communities, magical places and unique experiences in life. Now, as always, the people of Mexico and their beautiful surroundings are receiving tourists with open arms”.

CPTM and the entire tourism industry continue to focus on ensuring that all tourists have an unforgettable positive experience in Mexico. The Mexican government, at all levels, continues to implement care and support plans for individuals who have been affected.

By Mexico Tourism Board, www.visitmexico.com

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