Safety Concerns in Mexico?

Mexico has recently made news headlines due to the violence occurring in certain regions, and the issuance of a travel alert from the US government. This caused many travelers who had already booked trips to Mexico a bit of panic, and made it an unattractive prospect for those thinking of planning a trip.
The Mexico Tourism Board held a roundtable in New York City last week and discussed this issue. While they acknowledged that there are some cities that warrant this alert, they are not the primary (or even secondary) tourism destinations. In fact, the regions that travelers generally visit, such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Puerta Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, are just as safe as they have always been. 

For those who are already planning a visit to Mexico, as long as you are not traveling to cities such as Tijuana and its neighbors, the primary region in which the violence has been occurring, there is no need to cancel the trip. For those looking to go in the future, they can be equally as confident that the main tourist destinations have remained safe (at the time of this article) and they can continue to enjoy planning their Mexico vacation.