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Survey Says Mexico Safe

13 June, 2013

Funjet Vacations said this week that
results from their recent survey of travelers to Mexico says that tourist areas
are safe and the recently updated US Government Mexico Travel Alert has been
broadly misinterpreted by media and consumers.

From March 6 - 15,2009,
more than 900 responses were received from travelers who took a vacation to
Mexico between October 2008 and March 2009. The results were overwhelmingly
positive with 97% of those surveyed indicating they would return to Mexico for
another vacation and 90% of all respondents agreeing to the statement "I felt
safe and secure." Of the respondents who agreed to feeling safe and secure,92%
traveled in 2009 and 88% traveled in 2008,indicating that a growing number of
travelers felt safe and secure in Mexico in 2009.

There were some
travelers,only 9%,who indicated they felt unsafe at some time during their
vacation in Mexico and less than 1% of respondents felt unsafe while on the
resort property. The vast majority of reasons for feeling unsafe reflected
isolated concerns that were not related to personal or physical

The majority of respondents vacationed in Cancun/Riviera Maya,
the most popular leisure destination in Mexico,which is more than 1,300 miles
from the nearest US/Mexico border town referred to in the updated Mexico Travel
Alert. Other respondents also vacationed in major tourist destinations including
Puerto Vallarta,Cozumel,Los Cabos,Ixtapa,Acapulco and Mazatlan. These
destinations are a minimum of 375 miles (the distance from Mazatlan to
Chihuahua) from any U.S./Mexico border town.

Mike Going,President of
Funjet Vacations,said,"We encourage
consumers to get the facts about the Mexico Travel Alert from their travel
agent. The concentration of drug cartel violence that caused the US Department
of State to update the alert is hundreds,and in some cases thousands,of miles
away from Cancun,Riviera Maya,Puerto Vallarta and other main tourist

There was no incentive or giveaway associated with the survey and
travel agents were encouraged to send it to any of their clients who recently
returned from Mexico and traveled with Funjet
or another tour operator.