FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2018
Contact: Andrea Riccio
Visit U.S. Coalition Applauds President Trump’s Commitment to Growing the United States Economy at Davos
Washington – The Visit U.S. Coalition applauded President Trump’s, pro-business, pro-travel statement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“President Trump used this opportunity to give the world a clear message – ‘America is open for business.’ By inviting international travelers to the U.S., we can show them what makes America great, bolster our economy, and grow jobs,” said Visit U.S. Coalition spokesman Amos Snead.
Since 2015, international travel to the United States has declined, while global travel has grown. The decline in the U.S. share of the international travel market is equivalent to the loss of 7.4 million international visitors, $32.2 billion in spending – and 100,000 American jobs.
“Through increased international travel to the United States, we can help achieve the Trump Administration’s stated goal of a 3 percent increase in GDP and make sure America is winning when it comes to travel. America is open for business and international travelers.” said Snead.
The Visit U.S. Coalition has formed around the belief that Americans want both security and a robust economy – and can have both. Working alongside the White House and Congress in support of American businesses, Visit U.S. is committed to making America both the most secure and most-visited country in the world.
The Visit U.S. Coalition represents a broad cross-section of industries that have come together to address the decline in international travelers to the U.S. and resulting opportunity cost to the U.S. economy and jobs.