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Mexico's tourism revenue continues to fall

24/03/2010 11:30

Mexican tourism revenue may decline for a second year as violent clashes between drug gangs and a weak U.S. job market threaten to spoil its spring break party.


Cancun and Acapulco hotels are seeing a smaller-than-normal influx of college-age revelers this month after recent reports of bloodshed, tour operators there said. Acapulco’s tourism marketing agency predicts the number of spring breakers will drop 30 percent this year to 17,500, said Piquis Rochin, director of international promotions for the organization.


"The economic crisis is still hurting us a little bit, and we’ve been affected by so much news about violence in Mexico," Rochin said in a telephone interview from Acapulco.


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