For more than 20 years, Melody Williams Yeh has been going to the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico on vacation and business, including five years as a home-based travel agent who has sent hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to the region for weddings, honeymoons and vacations.
As she approaches her first-year anniversary living in downtown Cancun, Williams Yeh says she doesn’t recognize the image of Cancun and Playa del Carmen being portrayed back home through State Department advisories and in the American consumer media.
“For me, this has been very difficult to watch, because my neighbors and friends here are the nicest, kindest, people. In Cancun and Playa del Carmen, whether you work in the tourism industry or not, your life is indirectly or directly tied to tourism. So, this false, negative media coverage hurts.”
Williams Yeh has been going to Mexico with her family since she was six or seven years old. When she launched her travel career, she was visiting Mexico “every other month, between destination wedding shows and industry events, and vacations.”
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