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Guests scared to go to Mexico?

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I am not sure if it same for people from the US but in Canada lately there have been alot of incidents involving people getting hurt or killed in Mexico. A couple of my guests (including my mom) are afraid to go. The media has really done a number on tourists planning to go and has made them very afraid of what could happen. It is so unfair as I am sure more people are hurt everyday in the city I live in. Anyone else have guest that are leary of attending your wedding in Mexico? I am not sure what to tell them to insure their safety.

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I have guests scared about going to Jamaica...especially after an article last week in the Wall Street Journal talking about crime on the rise there, and threatening to hurt their tourism.

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Most resorts and resort towns are very safe. The hotel we are looking at for our wedding is actually located in a gated community so that none of the "outsiders" (odd to call them that in their own country!) can get in.

 

Now Mexico City is a whole 'nother thing...

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I personally always felt really safe in Cabo, but I don't know much about the rest of Mexico since I've never been. But then again I live in a city with lots more violence than some tourist town in Mexico so I would probably worry more about walking home at night than being at a Mexican resort?

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When we first brought up the idea of the DR my parents kinda freaked because it has a bad reputation.

 

But like you said, it happens everywhere. People just have to travel with common sense.

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I am not sure if it same for people from the US but in Canada lately there have been alot of incidents involving people getting hurt or killed in Mexico. A couple of my guests (including my mom) are afraid to go. The media has really done a number on tourists planning to go and has made them very afraid of what could happen. It is so unfair as I am sure more people are hurt everyday in the city I live in. Anyone else have guest that are leary of attending your wedding in Mexico? I am not sure what to tell them to insure their safety.
lol you must have watched the same news program I did last night!! (I didn't realize you're from Calgary too!) They said 28 since... 1994 (?) have died in Mexico. The most recent they claim he fell off his balcony 2 stories above, but his family said he must have been beaten. I dunno.. it's possible be fell off his balcony. Honestly, I was in Cancun and the RM a few months ago (before I knew 27 other people had died) and had no reason to be scared at all. It's the media.. I say take it with a grain of salt and move on. I wonder how many Mexican's have died in Canada in the last ten years...?!?! Probably the same amount or more, we just bitch about it a lot more!

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Yeah, I would say you're FINE. . .esp if you're on the resort property and doing your excursions, day trips etc through them. I've been to Mexico several times, for vacation and work, in several different areas of the country...and I'm ok!! lol! I understand them being a little unsure, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just be aware and cautious as you might in any city, work w/ reputable vendors and transportation companies as much as you can for peace of mind. And maybe even tell your guests about all of the happy brides here who have been to and from Mexico and had wonderful weddings! :-)

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Yeah I can totally relate to how your feeling. I live in Calgary too-and some of my guests are starting to become a little nervous of going to Mexico. But you really have to take the media with a grain of salt. A lot of it is being blown out of proporation. Seriously we have way more violence here in Calgary and you hardly ever hear a lot about it. Bad things happen everywhere-but what are you going to do?? Hide in your house and never go anywhere?? Just travel with common sense. Try not to let it stress you out.

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Some of our guests were a bit nervous about travelling to mexico and now after this incident which occurred at the Resort we are getting married at (Moon Palace) - I am sure I will hear a lot more about it. I agree that bad things like this unfortunate incident happen everywhere - it just seems that Mexican authorities are prone to cover-ups. I find it highly unlikely that falling 2 stories would give you brain damage....unless maybe if he dove off....

 

I really feel for this mans family - they will likely never know what happened that night.

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