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Tourism Council of Mexico says tourists still welcome

Mexico City, Mexico — An official announcement has been released by the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico explaining that tourist are welcome in the cities affected by the earthquakes and continuing to arrive is the best way to help.

They say that four hours after the earthquake hit Mexico City, the Benito Juarez International Airport was up and running normally. In their statement, the tourism council says, “According to the latest reports, several areas in Puebla, Morelos and Mexico City have been affected. The tourist attractions remain operative in these destinations. The international airports of Mexico City and Puebla were closed as precautionary measures but are running normally.

“In Oaxaca and Chiapas there was also impact felt after the September 7 earthquake, however today, tourist destinations such as the city of Oaxaca, Huatulco and Puerto Escondido remain open to international tourists.

“Additionally, we are pleased to report that no other tourist destination has been affected and everything is working in a normal way.”

They say that there is no reason for visitors to cancel their travel plans to Mexico. Many people have asked what they can do to help, “The way to do this is to continue with your travel plans to the country, which will have a positive impact on small communities.”

Both the Tourism Promotion Council and the tourism industry of Mexico are focused on ensuring that visitors in affected tourist areas are provided with the necessary assistance while continuing their travel plans and also recognize that in times like these, the hospitality of Mexican people, as well as the bond of friendship with visitors, has become famous and strong worldwide.

“The Tourism Promotion Council, together with the entire tourism industry of Mexico, expresses its condolences to the families affected by the earthquake that struck central Mexico on September 19, 2017.”

The Federal Government of Mexico has initiated a joint project with state and local governments to support those affected.

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