wellllllllllllll, only my mom has made some side jokes about being afraid to go to Mexico, and my entire family was there in 2004 (I also went to the royal once with my mom in 2007 and then with my now-finace in 2009). I'm pretty much working with my guests personally to help answer questions, etc, but concerns about violence in mexico aren't on their radar yet (we're still 1+ yrs out). when my mom says anything I remind her that cities like Cancun, Playa and Cozumel grew to support tourism. for the people who live there, they credit their ability to do so to those of us who visit. I really believe that those are some of the most protected areas because the government relies so heavily on people vacationing there. never once did I feel unsafe when I was in mexico, especially not in any major city (or anywhere along the mayan riviera).
I remember being in greece discussing concerns about renting a moped (#1 tourist killer) and my boat captain reminding me and the other tourists that if you listen to the warnings all the time, you will never leave the confines of your home. while it was a good idea for me not to rent a scooter in that situation, the same can be said for mexico. there are things going on all over, and while you can minimize the risk, attending a wedding in mexico seems pretty innocent to me. if people don't want to come, that's fine, but I don't see the conflict there as a deterrant -- due largely to the number of native citizens who want to do nothing more than protect tourism in places like playa del carmen. I hope my guests will feel the same way.
Congrats Kellygrrrl. I still have a lot to do myself. Are you running into issues with your guests being scared of traveling to mexico? if so how are you over coming this?