Tuesday, 1 August 2017

US Inbound International Travel on the Rise Despite Fears of 'Trump Effect'



Concerns Not Yet Felt


Despite concerns for dropping rates, international travel to the United States has increased 5.2 percent yearly. What's more, in May business travel growth "rallied" during the month, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index. The growth came in spite of feared policy effects, including the ongoing fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban.

"There is widespread talk of daunting challenges to the U.S. travel market—perception of the country abroad is mentioned most, but the strong dollar and slowing global economy are factors, as well—yet the resilience of our sector continues to astound," USTA president and CEO Roger Dow said.

It is projected that overall, travel to the United States for the period from June through November will grow another 1.8 percent this year, although the growth rate in forward-looking domestic bookings is decidedly slower than this time last year.



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