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  1. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    25 Jan '18 00:25
    Interesting facts:

    Travel to the U.S. has been declining since Donald Trump took office, leading to a cost of $4.6 billion in spending and 40,000 jobs, according to NBC News.

    A report by the National Travel and Tourism Office found that last year saw 4 percent less travel into the U.S., translating into 3.3 percent less spending, NBC reported. As a result, Spain has overtaken the U.S. as the second-most visited country in the world after France.

    This “Trump Slump” in part stems from the president’s anti-immigration language. More intense security and a weaker dollar likely also played a role.

    One likely key factor in this decline is the year’s chaotic travel bans. As Daniel Gross wrote in Slate in February, a month into Trump’s presidency:

    Perhaps not many of the refugees and nationals of seven majority-Muslim countries affected by Trump’s now-stayed travel ban will be staying at Disney or a Marriott. But airlines have already absorbed significant costs from flight delays and from staff time occupied in pulling people off planes and reissuing tickets. And if you start blocking Canadian citizens who happen to have Moroccan parents from entering the country, word starts to get around.

    [T]he travel app Hopper.com found that the number of weekly searches for flights to the U.S. fell from 61.5 million just before Trump’s inauguration “to 56 million during Trump’s inauguration week, before falling to 50.9 million after the travel ban was ordered.” That’s a decline of 17.7 percent.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/donald-trump-hurting-us-tourism-according-to-report.html?via=recirc_recent
  2. 25 Jan '18 00:35
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    Interesting facts:

    [b]Travel to the U.S. has been declining since Donald Trump took office, leading to a cost of $4.6 billion in spending and 40,000 jobs, according to NBC News.


    A report by the National Travel and Tourism Office found that last year saw 4 percent less travel into the U.S., translating into 3.3 percent less spending, NBC report ...[text shortened]... -and-politics/2018/01/donald-trump-hurting-us-tourism-according-to-report.html?via=recirc_recent[/b]
    NBC news??? LOL you could always go to the experts on travel...

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article96622.html
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    25 Jan '18 00:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    NBC news??? LOL you could always go to the experts on travel...

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article96622.html
    A)My post: A report by the National Travel and Tourism Office found that last year saw 4 percent less travel into the U.S., translating into 3.3 percent less spending, NBC reported.

    B) Your source: After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in August is a welcome respite from a troubling trend

    So both articles cite experts on travel and both conclude that international travel to the US fell last year.

    Thanks for playing.

    EDIT: A later article from your source confirms the data:

    That sector’s strong showing is welcome news in the face of troubling international travel figures released by the U.S. government. International arrivals fell 3.9 percent for the year through June, the latest month for which data is available.

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    All year long, it’s been tough to get a coherent picture of the international market because the various metrics have been telling wildly disparate tales,” said U.S. Travel Senior Vice President for Research David Huether.“Now we’re seeing the numbers start to align around a pretty pessimistic outlook for international inbound.”

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article97634.html
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    25 Jan '18 00:53
    If you want to check the figures yourself through July (the last month they have data for), you can go to NTTO website here: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2017-I-001/index.asp and find the report on the right "Inbound Travel To the U.S.".
  5. 25 Jan '18 01:03
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    A)My post: [b]A report by the National Travel and Tourism Office found that last year saw 4 percent less travel into the U.S., translating into 3.3 percent less spending, NBC reported.

    B) Your source: After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in ...[text shortened]... c outlook for international inbound.”

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article97634.html[/b]
    Been declining for years...

    According to U.S. Travel, since the 2009 global economic crisis, travel spending around the world had grown each year but slowed down starting in 2015. In the United States, 2017 seems likely to end up as the second consecutive year in which foreign tourist spending declined, although there is still more data yet to come.

    http://www.latimes.com/food/sns-dailymeal-1811292-travel-trump-slump-majorly-affecting-us-tourism-091117-20170911-story.html
  6. 25 Jan '18 01:08
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    If you want to check the figures yourself through July (the last month they have data for), you can go to NTTO website here: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2017-I-001/index.asp and find the report on the right "Inbound Travel To the U.S.".
    Both domestic and international travel to the U.S. grew in August 2017, according to the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
    After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in August is a welcome respite from a troubling trend - though U.S. Travel economists warn that the international market will still trail domestic travel, as previously predicted.
    “Based on the fact that all segments increased for the first time since January, August proved a solid month for the travel industry,” said U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Research David Huether.

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article96622.html
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    25 Jan '18 01:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Both domestic and international travel to the U.S. grew in August 2017, according to the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
    After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in August is a welcome respite from a troubling trend - though U.S. Travel economists warn that the ...[text shortened]... ice President for Research David Huether.

    https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article96622.html
    Do you know the difference between "August" and "a year"?

    If it helps, "August" is one of what are called "months" and there are twelve of these "months" in what is called a "year". So claiming something happened in "August" (a "month" ) does not refute data that shows something happened in a "year" (which consists of twelve "months" ).
  8. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    25 Jan '18 01:20
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Been declining for years...

    According to U.S. Travel, since the 2009 global economic crisis, travel spending around the world had grown each year but slowed down starting in 2015. In the United States, 2017 seems likely to end up as the second consecutive year in which foreign tourist spending declined, although there is still more data yet to co ...[text shortened]... sns-dailymeal-1811292-travel-trump-slump-majorly-affecting-us-tourism-091117-20170911-story.html
    The figures given show a decline in 2017 from the figures in 2016.
  9. 25 Jan '18 01:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    Do you know the difference between "August" and "a year"?

    If it helps, "August" is one of what are called "months" and there are twelve of these "months" in what is called a "year". So claiming something happened in "August" (a "month" ) does not refute data that shows something happened in a "year" (which consists of twelve "months" ).
    Do you understand this..".according to the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)"

    Where are you getting the entire year data?
  10. 25 Jan '18 01:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    The figures given show a decline in 2017 from the figures in 2016.
    been in decline since 2015...you and your fake news try to place blame on Trump for something that dates back two years into obamas term