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Sun Feb 26, 2017, 01:14 PM Feb 2017

"Trump Slump": Immigration Debacle May Cost US Tourism Industry $3 Billion [View all]


It’s known as the “Trump Slump.” And I know of no reputable travel publication to deny it.

Thus, the prestigious Travel Weekly magazine (as close to an “official” travel publication as they come) has set the decline in foreign tourism at 6.8%....On the web, flight searches for trips heading to the U.S. out of all international locations was recently down by 17%....According to the Global Business Travel Association, in only a single week following announcement of the ban against certain foreign tourists, the activity of business travel declined by nearly $185 million.

International tourism contributes about $100 billion to the US economy each year. If that declines 6.8 percent, that's $6.8 billion. If you figure the Trump Slump is a temporary thing, maybe it's more like $3 billion or so.

In other words, not earth shaking on a national level. Still, if Trump's immigration policies are going to cost us $3 billion, he'd better figure out how he's planning to make that up. A few hundred jobs at a Carrier plant aren't going to come close.

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It's not earth-shaking on a national level neeksgeek Feb 2017 #1
cities, too. mopinko Feb 2017 #7
Oh, definitely! neeksgeek Feb 2017 #9
I think their ultimate goal is America's isolation. Initech Feb 2017 #11
That's exactly what they want workinclasszero Feb 2017 #14
I have no plans to agree to their plans. neeksgeek Feb 2017 #16
They claim they love America. Deep down, they really hate it. Initech Feb 2017 #17
Tourism is a big industry. I expected something like this to happen The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #2
A lot of small businesses will suffer dalton99a Feb 2017 #3
I think that's going to be an underestimate he has only been in office a short time luvMIdog Feb 2017 #4
Andy Borowitz called this several weeks ago when he said: TheDebbieDee Feb 2017 #5
Who wants to see CARNAGE and DISASTER? dalton99a Feb 2017 #6
More jobs lost under a Republican misadministration. nt tblue37 Feb 2017 #8
Tourism from other Countries is Wellstone ruled Feb 2017 #10
Just wait. smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #12
And so begins Trump and the republican party destruction of the economy for the 99% workinclasszero Feb 2017 #13
The silence from tourism interests is deafening malaise Feb 2017 #15
A lot of these tourists go to national parks greymattermom Feb 2017 #18
How about a Food Slump----I keep thinking of that tomato farmer Doitnow Feb 2017 #19
I'm sure the endless flow of visitors to the Ark and Creation Museum Mr. Ected Feb 2017 #20
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