The tourism industry in Mexico has had to endure the global financial crisis, drug-related violence and the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus. Although the U.S. lifted its travel advisory for Mexico on May 15, the country has struggled to get travelers to visit. "We've never been hit so hard. It's worse than Sept. 11 or hurricanes. That only affected some of the destinations, but this year, all of Mexico is hurting," said Eduardo Chaillo, the Mexico Tourism Board's U.S. regional director.
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