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FCO issues new warning over Swine flu

28 April 2009 Press Release Tourism News

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has raised its warning over the outbreak of Swine Flu to advise against all non-essential travel.The warning has come as the death toll in Mexico has doubled to 152, with over 2,000 Mexican now admitted to hospital with symptoms.

Travel to Mexico as normal, says FCO

27 April 2009 Press Release Tourism News

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Association of British Travel Agents are advising Mexico-bound travellers to continue with their holiday plans despite the recent outbreak of swine flu as the country’s main tourist areas remain unaffected by the pandemic.

Egypt, Turkey and Mexico for British tourism influx, reports FCO

29 December 2008 Press Release Tourism News

A new report by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ABTA, the Travel Association, reveals that Turkey, Egypt and Mexico will see a significant increase in British visitors in 2009 as bookings show that holidaymakers are favouring destinations that do not use the Euro. The ‘FCO & ABTA 2009 Travel Trends Report’ shows the number of Brits going to Egypt has risen by 38% in the last year and visitors to Turkey up by 32%.