Monday, July 17, 2017

Trump No Travel Impediment

The Associated Press reports that, contrary to some expectations, tourism to the U.S. from other countries is up since Trump took office. Hat tip to Power Line for the link.
Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel.

But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.
The article notes travel to the U.S. is hindered more by the strong dollar than by who occupies the White House. The Canadian dollar and euro are both weaker than previously, making coming here more pricey for tourists from those regions. And yet they come.