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    After Trump ban, fewer foreigners showing interest in travel to U.S., except Russians

    This is not good, folks. The US depends on travel and tourism for a healthy economy just as any other place does.

    President Donald Trump's travel ban may be on a court-imposed hold, but the executive order already has affected international travel to and from the U.S. — far more broadly than prescribed.

    From business trips to vacation plans, international demand has fallen in the wake of the Jan. 27 order, according to studies, presaging potential turbulence ahead for the U.S. travel and tourism industry as the Trump administration ponders its next move.

    A report by travel company Hopper found weekly international search demand for flights to the U.S. was down 17 percent after the travel ban compared with the week before Trump's inauguration.

    "This is one of the first times that we've seen a sustained decline in search from people outside the U.S. trying to come into the U.S.," said Patrick Surry, chief data scientist at Montreal-based Hopper, which analyzes global booking data to predict airfares.
    "There were a few places where search traffic was up, and Russia was definitely the biggest," Surry said.
    Business travel declined 3.4 percent in the week after the travel ban was rolled out, resulting in $185 million in lost bookings, according to the Global Business Travel Association, an international trade group based in Washington, D.C.

    The real costs could be much higher, said Michael McCormick, the group's executive director and chief operating officer.

    "We clearly see the impact, and it hurts," McCormick said. "There's a direct link between business travel expenditure and economic growth."
    After Trump ban, fewer foreigners showing interest in travel to U.S., except for Russians - Chicago Tribune
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    At least the ban was lifted long enough (hopefully long enough) for people en route to get their affairs in order and make an informed decision about possibly finding some place more friendly to go.

    The U.S. would definitely be on my travel watchlist. Would not recommend anyone coming here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    At least the ban was lifted long enough (hopefully long enough) for people en route to get their affairs in order and make an informed decision about possibly finding some place more friendly to go.

    The U.S. would definitely be on my travel watchlist. Would not recommend anyone coming here.
    Well yeah, how can you guarantee their safety?
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    Well all this does is impact the travel industry in a big way right??

    Think of the millions of dollars they are losing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    This is not good, folks. The US depends on travel and tourism for a healthy economy just as any other place does.







    After Trump ban, fewer foreigners showing interest in travel to U.S., except for Russians - Chicago Tribune
    This is NOT good for Florida. A very very appreciable chunk of revenue comes from 'FOREIGNERS'.

    (But not to worry! Trump's patrons down the road won't be affected. The $200,000 a head 'foreigners' who might be foreigners likely have all the right papers--or can pay off someone or call someone to help them 'smooth the way').
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    It seems the administration is playing to popular sentiment without actually debating the ramifications of its decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    It seems the administration is playing to popular sentiment without actually debating the ramifications of its decisions.
    NO, and it's definitely having an economic impact already, when business travel goes down, that's a huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    NO, and it's definitely having an economic impact already, when business travel goes down, that's a huge problem.
    Seems to be a good bit of Buisness Travel to the US. Companies are beginning to invest here

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    I have a friend who has dual citizenship: Canada and the UK. The mere fact that she holds dual with any country makes her hesitant to travel south. And the fact that they want password to my phone?

    Nope.

    If others feel as I do, it's going to be the border towns and cities that suffer the most tourism loss.

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