How Mexican Drug Violence Affects Tourism Worldwide: Tripadvisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards


Vacationers are still afraid of drug wars, cartels and acts of violence in Mexico, despite the fact that today I have not read as much about drug-related deaths in the media as we said three years ago (apart from the recent Guerreroes, of course) ).

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel and tourism website, publishes the Travelers ’Choice Awards rankings for world, country and tourism preferences in a number of categories each year. The 2014 tariff number clearly indicates that vacationers still regret visiting Mexico, but are warming up to the comfort, safety and security of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and preferring them to the rest of the world.

Mexico was not ranked at all in the overall category of the best small hotels, the best bed and breakfasts, growing destinations, favorite restaurants or the Best Destinations. It received a single ranking in the category of the best beaches in the world, in the tenth place of Playa Norte on the island of Mujeres. Similarly, it was featured in the best hotels in the world, but only in the Punta de Mita resort of Saint Regis Punta Mita. And presumably due to the dollar / peso exchange rate, it ranked 21st and 25th in the Bargain hotels of the World, The Bungalows Hotel (Cabo San Lucas) and Luz en Yucatán (Mérida).

At the same time, Mexico shines in the category of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts, indicating that in the context of a lack of inclusion in the other categories, yes, the public is still afraid of safety because of Mexican drug violence, cartels and wars, but to make holidaymakers feel safe. themselves when staying in an all-inclusive resort, isolated from Mexico’s daily life.

In the category of the 25 best all-inclusive resorts in the world, Mexico ranked 11th, including the top five in eight places. Here are the impressive results:

1) Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso (Playa Paraiso)

3) The beloved hotel (Playa Mujeres)

5) Excellence Playa Mujeres

6) Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun)

8) Secrets of the Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún (Playa Maroma)

16) Excellence Riviera Cancún (Puerto Morelos)

17) Live Aqua Cancún All Inclusive (Cancún)

19.) Club Med Ixtapa Pacific (Ixtapa)

21) Secrets of the Silversands Riviera Cancún (Puerto Morelos)

22.) Cozumel Palace (Cozumel)

25.) Sun Palace (Cancún)

Mexico is usually a safe country where you can go on vacation. Just stick anywhere except for the reflective violence associated with drugs and the lawn wars of drug gangs. Of course, folk artists who have never been here disagree. Consider, for example, safe shelters like Chiapas, Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende, and similar enclaves abroad, Yucatan, Pacific resorts … and yes, all-inclusive. Don’t be more and at least less careful than on holiday in any other developing country and you need to be in balance; and even better, if you enjoy your trips to Mexico so much, if not more, than other vacation destinations.