Travel Agents Mull Talking Points On Mexico's Tainted Alcohol Allegations

Jessica Montevago, Travel MarketReport
A flurry of media attention surrounding the death of a 20-year-old tourist in Mexico has the U.S. State Department issuing updated information for travelers – and travel agents debating how to respond.

The State Department updated its Country Specific Information for Mexico to provide updated safety information regarding tainted alcohol, following the death of one girl and illness of her brother staying at the Iberostar Hotel & Resorts' Paraiso del Mar.

It advised travelers to drink in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if needed, after “allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out.” FULL STORY

*Read ACTA Statement on the issue