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Cothran, Dan A. and Cheryl Cole Cothran.  "Promise or political risk for Mexican tourism," Annals of Tourism Research, 1998, 25:2 (April), 477-497

Mexico today is a major tourism power and its potential in resorts, ecotourism, touring, cruises, and other growing sectors of the industry is bright. But the country is threatened by mounting political, economic, and social problems which could undermine that promise. Mexico has become an increasingly unsafe place to visit. Street crime, drug trafficking, rebel activity, and government corruption have continued to grow. These threats to tourism can only be made worse by a political system in disarray. This paper examines the promise and the problems of Mexican tourism, especially problems exacerbated by political instability in this tourism dependent destination.