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Travel Warning this Spring Break for Mexico

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DURANT, OK -- Spring Break is right around the corner. This time next week thousands of local college kids will be traveling out of the country to have a good time away from school. What they may not know,though, is the government has issued safety a warning regarding one of the biggest spring break destinations, Mexico. Deeda Payton joins us with more on the warning and how it could affect your child's vacation.

A travel warning from the state department is not out of the ordinary, but it shouldn't be taken lightly either. The government issued this particular warning because of the increased drug violence in Mexico. They are discouraging travel to the cities on Mexican border which have become popular stops for American tourists.

Durant travel agent, Shelley Lovan, has been busy booking spring break trips out of the country. She says cruises have been extremely popular this year, but as always, Mexico seems to be the biggest draw, especially for college students.

Lovan says she is aware of the travel warning for Mexico, but says there are places in the country that are safe, and are no where near the border. "I mean those kids that are going to spring break there, I would tell them to be careful if they are going to be going over to Matamoros, but where we sell the most in Mexico is Cancun, Cozumel, Puerta Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas those areas you will not even remotely know that anything is wrong."

Whatever destination you choose, though, Lovan says it is important be aware of your surroundings and to always use common sense. The more you know about the city or country where you are going, the safer you will be and the more relaxing your trip will feel.

If you want to research your spring break destination, you can visit the U.S. State Department's web site at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html.    

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.