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Tourism To The US Down Over 30% In Last 2 Years  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Many industries in the US are now growing concerned:

Travel to US down due to restrictions



[Edited 2004-04-22 01:25:57]


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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Make it, only 30% down, imagine what the figure would have been if the dollar wasn't as cheap as it is and has been in the last year, compared to the year previous to those 2.5 years.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I guess the new restrictions placed in Europe (especially the UK) will only reduce it further


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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Well, it dont seem to be down in vegas

The 330 to phl was half full of brits, te 757 was full of brits, and half the people i talked to in PHL and LAS were brit


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Yes, you are right Manni. I think that many Americans don't realize that this drop in tourism has probably prevented the creation of a few houndred thousand jobs, at a time when any new job is welcome in the US, even as the unemployment rate is not as alarming as some might try to make it.

I think people tend to have fickle fealings, and if the US deviced a system to make entry to the US faster, but MORE IMPORTANTLY less overtly incriminating (the current system treats the vast majority of harmless visitors with xenosuspicity, regardless of what some may think), people would start visiting in more normal numbers.



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User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Well the US only got what it asked for!

It has introduced so-called securitysystems that are over the top - have greatly reduced civil liberties. A TSA service that does it outmost to intimidate everyone - and have elected a mad Texan as president - I think they should count themselves lucky that it only a 30% drop!

I know of no-one who would go to the US at present. Previously a lot of friends would go regularly.

I can only expect the tourismfigure to continue to drop.


User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

I wonder what the stats are the other way around? I know a couple of people that just returned this past weekend to the US from a vacation in Europe. I know they were concerned about making the trip over there before they went.

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Ryefly,

It's a good point you bring up but the statistics US to Europe will take time because the new terrorist threat there is only about a month or so old. Quite honestly my fear level is a little higher since March 11th, and with the scares in France and England.

I think the weak dollar is still the major factor in people's decision making about going to Europe, and that has not really been a huge consideration anyways, as far as I have seen.



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I wonder what the stats are the other way around?

Total international tourist arrivals in Europe increased by 5.9% from 2002.

Total US tourist arrivals in Europe decreased by 0.9% from 2002.


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

So people who would otherwise go to the US may be preferring to go Europe?

I would like to see the numbers - since 5.9% in Europe might be the same as 30% is in the US. I don't know.


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