28, May 2015: New statistics have revealed that Mexico is the number one holiday destination that U.S. tourists are buying comprehensive travel insurance for. A warning posted by the U.S. Department of State about current safety issues for travellers within Mexico has increased travel insurance but not affected tourism numbers, according to renowned travel insurer Insuremore who is following the trend with interest.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has released statistics that show a 22% increase in visitors to Mexico compared to 2013. In 2014 Mexico saw more US visitors travelling over its borders, with an impressive 11% increase compared to the previous year. The new warnings regarding the safety of tourists to Mexico appear to have done nothing to dampen the popularity of the holiday destination with US citizens.
The warning, which was posted in early May of this year, cautioned tourists about visiting certain areas of Mexico due to reports of organised crime. A detailed state-by-state assessment is available on the U.S. Department of State website, along with the advice that tourists should avoid displaying indicators of wealth and maintain awareness at all times. Reassurance has also been posted that increased security from the Mexican government has been put in place and that there is no evidence to suggest that tourists are being specifically targeted for any reason.
The travel insurance statistics also revealed other top destinations that tourists are purchasing comprehensive travel insurance for, which successful travel insurance company Insuremore has experienced first-hand. These include Italy, United Kingdom, France, Israel and Spain.
A spokesperson from Insuremore commented, “Our first priority is for our customers’ safety so we are happy with the news that US travellers are investing in more comprehensive coverage following the warnings about tourist safety in Mexico, and imagine the UK figures would be the same. It’s fantastic to see more people taking out comprehensive travel policies in general, as it shows they are taking their health and safety as seriously as we do.”
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