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The number of trips made by global travelers surged 7% last year, according to new projections from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Meanwhile, trips to the U.S. fell by about 4%.

The decline, which follows a 2% drop in 2016, allowed Spain to overtake the U.S. as the second-most visited country in the world. Spain welcomed an estimated 82 million visitors last year, up 9% from 2016. The number of trips to the U.S. was roughly 73 million.

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Roger DOW, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association discusses the drastic drops in international travel to the United States. Dow states that the travel industry provides a great amount of jobs and impacts our country’s economy so it is important that we see a switch in numbers soon. Dow goes on to discuss the U.S. Coalition and how that is going to serve as a tool to boosting international travel to the United States.

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