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From April 3-6, nearly 200 travel agents from across the U.S. convened in Cancun to attend a panel discussion on the safety of Mexico’s resort areas. The agents were brought together by Funjet Vacations as part of the company’s 500 Club, a group of top-performing travel agents — and were hosted by Iberostar at its Paraiso Beach Hotel in the Riviera Maya. In addition to the panel sessions, agents enjoyed the tropical weather and unique excursions.
“I get questions every day from my clients asking about the safety in Mexico, which is why this trip was so important to me,” said Kathy Morrison, owner of Morrison Travel in St. Louis, Mo. “I can now share my own personal experience with them, including the fact that it was so wonderful, I wish I would have brought my 79-year-old mother.
On April 4 the interactive panel, which consisted of Mike Going, president of Funjet Vacations; Javier Aranda, executive director of partnerships with the Mexico Tourism Board; Joe Martinez, president of Lomas Tours; Terry Denton, president of Travel Leaders of Fort Worth, Texas; and three presidents of hotel associations in Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya, spoke about the true crime and safety situations in their area, and discussed new highlights and excursions for travelers to enjoy in the resort towns.