The U.S. State Department has issued travel recommendations to all students wishing to travel to Mexico during spring break.
These warnings are aimed at underlining dangers the students may incur in due to the continual drug violence and criminal activities.
Despite these warnings, travel booking to the country have not decreased, for people who have already traveled to Mexico do not feel that there is an actual threat.
Although last year more than 6,000 people died due to the conflict amongst drug dealers and the Mexican law enforcement, most of these incidents occur near the borders and usually tourists are not involved, though there have been outbreaks in tourist areas such as Cancun and Acapulco.
During 2007 there were cases of injured American tourists as well as a couple of Canadians who were killed during their stay in the Acapulco area.
Another couple lost their 19-year-old son in Acapulco after he was beaten to death, although the Mexican authorities claimed that he was hit by a car. Yet another car hit a Canadian couple, the husband died and the wife was severely injured and succumbed to a coma.
In the Mayan Riviera, another couple was found murdered in their hotel resort room. All these facts concord with the warnings issued by the State Department, who stresses how important it is to try and avoid travelling to the country.