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Travel Costs US $15 Billion In Taxes, 200,000 Jobs  
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

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Travel to U.S. off 17 percent since 9/11 attacks
Decline costs country $15 billion in taxes, 200,000 jobs, study finds

Discuss amongst yourselves....



[Edited 2007-01-23 21:31:26] Damn UBB, Jobs

[Edited 2007-01-23 21:42:07]

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User currently offlineSpeedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
Damn UBB

Can I get a amen? Aaaaaamen.

Cheers,
Kyle


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Cost of doing business with all these absurd security checks, visas etc that discourage individuals from spending their euros here. Somewhere down the line, the government will have to re-evaluate the cost-benefit of this security.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Hmm. I'd like to know the breakdown of these figures in more detail.

In the immediate wake of the attacks, travel to the US plunged by 60 or 70% in some countries, and that took time to recover. There were falls even in the more robust travel industries (as far as travel to the US is concerned) of the UK and the Netherlands.

That would still register a drop over the five and a half year period in question, so dramatic and sudden was the fall. The build up to the Iraq War also had an impact on tourism to the US.

What I would like to see is a comparison of the figures for 2004-6, to see if travel to the States is recovering, or still struggling. That would be more informative.



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