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Hotel explosion won’t alter plans for holiday

Nick Lafrance has heard of Canadians getting into trouble while vacationing in Mexico, but said recent events won’t change his plans to travel there in the new year.

Nick Lafrance has heard of Canadians getting into trouble while vacationing in Mexico, but said recent events won’t change his plans to travel there in the new year.

“In my opinion, these things could happen anywhere in the world,” said the 24-year-old Ottawa teacher.

On Sunday, five Canadians were killed in a natural gas explosion at the Grand Princess Riviera Hotel in Mexico.

A spokesperson from Flight Centre, which has five branches in Ottawa, said the travel agency currently has six customers from Ontario with reservations at the same hotel.

“They will be offered different options ranging from staying at different resorts to travelling on different dates,” said Allison Wallace.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada spokesperson Alain Cacchione said the Government of Canada recommends Canadians consult the travel advisory and the registration service when travelling abroad.

 
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