IN THE NEWS: Bloomberg – Trump’s China Tariffs Stoke Travel Industry Concerns of Decline

President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on China and restrict travel from certain countries are helping fuel a sharp decline in international tourism and business visits to the U.S., the head of the travel industry’s umbrella group said.

Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, said Trump’s policies and rhetoric are steepening a drop in the $2.1 trillion industry that began in 2015 when a stronger dollar made international visits more expensive, economic growth in several countries was slumping and the rise of discount airlines in Europe made travel to other destinations more affordable.

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