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  1. Kris Koeller
    June 27, 2011

    We were in Cancun last summer and it was a ghost town. I hope they can turn the tide, it’s a beautiful place.

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 28, 2011

      Thanks for your comment! Hopefully Mexico Tourism’s PR campaign will help turn the tides.

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  2. Juno
    June 28, 2011

    This is awesome Leslie! 🙂 Thanks for including my escaping from cubic farm and next travel! Really, NYC meet up is like one of the highlights of my 3 months trip. Looking forward to it!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 28, 2011

      Very excited for your visit to the US, Juno! Your NYC stay will result in the tweetup to end all tweetups 🙂

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  3. Jeremy Branham
    June 28, 2011

    Like the Mexico PR campaign. Hope it includes bloggers (I’ve never been to MExico!). As for Vancouver, had no idea they had launched that site. That is awesome and still saddened to see what happened to that city. And of course, excited to follow Juno on her trip!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 29, 2011

      Thanks Jeremy. Agree– I hope Mexico invites bloggers to “explore the place you thought you knew.” Their immediate coverage (and photos and videos) would help spread the word that Mexico is open for business!

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  4. ciki
    June 28, 2011

    awww man! am so jealous Juno is coming! I want to visit too! 😀

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 29, 2011

      Come! There’s room for two visiting bloggers in the US this summer…

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  5. margret
    June 28, 2011

    I hear mexico it the place to visit and the prices are very fair since the economy is dipping.Me and my husband are planning for november to vist, cant wait 🙂

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    • Leslie Koch
      July 5, 2011

      It’s a great time to visit Mexico– you can’t beat low prices and lack of crowds! I enjoyed traveling in Egypt this April; there were no lines at any attractions.

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  6. Bicultural Mama
    June 28, 2011

    Thanks for the great summary. Hope you get to meet Runaway Juno when she’s in town!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 29, 2011

      Juno’s visit is a great excuse for a tweetup!

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  7. Traveling Ted
    June 29, 2011

    Runaway Juno will be bloggnapped by her U.S. fans and will never leave.

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 29, 2011

      That is a strong possibility… 😉

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      • Juno
        July 2, 2011

        lol!! (I just left this comment and suddenly disappeared! Well,, not important)

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  8. Alec
    June 30, 2011

    Great summary of recent news…Glad to know Vancouver is back..! The true Vancouver is what you all saw during the Winter Olympics last year….full of greatful and friendly people.

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    • Leslie Koch
      July 5, 2011

      Thanks Alec for your comment. I agree– Vancouver is a great city, and the actions of a small group of rioters shouldn’t tarnish its image.

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  9. Erica
    July 1, 2011

    CVBs are really lackluster on getting back to emails. I had emailed every CVB in every state in Mexico, along with contacting companies in Cancun directly with no reply.

    I sure hope they pump more money into it because their turn around is God awful.

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    • Leslie Koch
      July 5, 2011

      It seems like Mexico is missing a low-cost PR opportunity by not courting more bloggers. It’s a shame the CVBs did not get back to you; you were already in their region, so their only expense would be providing a free tour or attraction. Inviting bloggers to visit Mexican towns and cities would be a great way to dispel negative perceptions– don’t you think?

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  10. Sarah Wu
    July 5, 2011

    Totally understand that Mexico tourism need to do some success PR campaign. I remembered when I told my Travel Agent that I want to have a wedding in Mexico. Her first concern was do you think your friends or family will be okay about it. Since Mexico has so many bad press. I told her yea I’ll explain to them.

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    • Leslie Koch
      July 5, 2011

      Mexico just can’t catch a break… did you see the latest news, that a tourist boat sank and several Americans are missing? Hopefully this PR push will help boost Mexican tourism. They have a tough road ahead!

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