October 22, 2018

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Ban tings! International tourism to the US declines in early 2017 (NYTimes)

Ban tings! International tourism to the US declines in early 2017 (NYTimes)

Fewer international travellers came to the United States during the first few months of this year than over the same period last year, confirming concerns of some in the travel industry.

New figures released by the US Department of Commerce show a drop in international visitors to the United States by close to 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. European countries were down 10.1 per cent, and Mexico was off 7.1 per cent in the quarter. The largest drops were from the Middle East and Africa, though they represent a much smaller percentage of overall travel to the United States. Read more

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