Could the timing be right for a golf trip to Mexico?
Well, one thing is for sure: Getting a tee time in Mexico shouldn’t be a problem right now, and you might be able to find a few deals if you’re willing to roll the dice a little.
At Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, for example, officials are reducing hotel rates, providing complimentary upgrades and resort credits and basically rolling out the red carpet for tourists who are willing to make the trip. They are also reporting that zero cases of the H1N1 influenza, AKA Swine Flu, have been discovered in the local area, which might mean this is a great time to check out golf in the area.
That doesn’t mean Mexico is Swine Flu-free, but perhaps the danger is passing, or at least abated for the summer.
According to a recently published study, the virus has a case fatality rate at 0.4-0.6 percent, which is far lower than first feared and slightly higher than the normal seasonal flu.
In other words, if you’re in pretty good health, even if you catch it, you’re likely to survive.
This is also the time of year, according to experts, that flu viruses are less likely to spread, so maybe now is a good time to travel to Mexico, given that Mexican officials and resorts are doing everything they can to pick up their country’s devastated tourism industry.
But beware: health officials aren’t sure what will happen this fall and winter when the Swine Flu mutates. It could be less lethal or more lethal. But for now, just go out and play golf.
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