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Brits remaining in Mexico

08 May 2009 08:03

Brits remaining in Mexico

Britons already holidaying in Mexico are choosing to stay in the swine flu hit country, in defiance of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warnings which invalidate travel insurance policies.

That is according to ABTA - The Travel Association, which revealed that consumers are making the decision to remain in the North American country, despite tour operators offering to fly them home.

Yesterday, the FCO advised Brits to avoid all but essential travel to Mexico, after the spread of the disease grew and the first recorded death outside of the country was recorded in the US.

Frances Tuke, spokeswoman for ABTA- The Travel Association, said: "If people want to come home early then tour operators are able to provide that, but at the moment it doesn't seem to be the case."

She also suggested that this outbreak will be "fairly serious" to the countries tourism sector in the short-term.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19148171-ADNFCR