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Mexico Tourism Board Says Meetings Business Still on Track

Mexico City

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The Mexico Tourism Board released a statement saying that while state and local authorities are still assessing damages and supporting victims of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck earlier this week, airports and tourist attractions are opening and fully functioning.

“According to the latest information, damages have been reported in parts of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico City. Tourist attractions remain open and functioning in these destinations. While the international airports in Mexico City and Puebla suspended operations as a standard precaution yesterday, both airports reopened within 4 hours and are now fully operational.

Additionally, we are thankful to report that no other international tourism destinations in Mexico have been affected and are operating normally.

The Mexico Tourism Board, and the entire tourism industry, are focused on ensuring visitors in affected destinations receive any assistance necessary while continuing with their existing travel plans.”

The tourism board also urged event professionals to maintain their planned event and to reach out for any additional needs.

“We would like to encourage meeting planners with events already scheduled in other Mexican destinations to continue their plans without interruption, and those who are considering an event to do the same. Our suggestion is to email your contacts directly for venues in Mexico City, Morelos or Puebla to ensure they will operate in their best conditions for the dates chosen. For this we can gladly help at meetings@visitmexico.com”


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