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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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Roger Dow, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Travel Association, discusses the impact of President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on China and restrict travel from certain countries on tourism to the U.S. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power.”

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Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, discusses the tourism economy in the U.S and why it is essential to increase foreign travel to the United States in order to help President Trump reach his GDP goals. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Amy Morris on Bloomberg Radio’s “Politics, Policy, Power and Law.”

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The Visit U.S. Coalition, which formed earlier this year with the goal of reversing the decline in international visitation to the U.S., proposed that the Trump administration designate a senior official focused on elevating travel and tourism to a national priority.

The proposal was part of a targeted policy agenda the coalition released Wednesday, aimed at reversing a decline in inbound international travelers to the U.S. that began in 2015.

“The president understands how to stimulate prosperity and job growth, as evidenced by his tax-cut package and his focus on economy-boosting priorities such as infrastructure,” said U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow. “International tourism is an incredibly potent driver of economic activity and job creation, but America is falling behind the rest of the world in attracting those dollars. Recapturing the U.S. market share of international travel would further strengthen his economic record and help realize his vision of consistent three percent GDP growth.”

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U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow speaks to NPR Morning Edition’s Rachel Martin and David Greene about the Visit U.S. Coalition.

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The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) is launching a “Visit U.S.” coalition next week, through which multiple travel-related industries will communicate to the current administration the importance of reversing this decline in international travel and offering suggestions for how to do so.

USTA’s website says that there were 1.7 million fewer international visitors to the U.S. in the first seven months of 2017 as compared to those same months in 2016, and as a result, 40,800 jobs are at risk. Majority of these are in the hotel and food-service industries, where foreign tourism is often essential.

“Flourishing international travel is vital to President Trump’s economic goal of sustained 3 percent GDP growth, and the Visit U.S. coalition is being founded for the express purpose of helping him achieve it,” said U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow.

Dow feels that the United States needs to take more care with regard to its tourism industry.

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The United States is open for business.

That’s the message a new industry group, the Visit U.S. Coalition, wants to send to other countries amid a decline in the number of international travelers coming to the United States.

The U.S. Travel Association, joined by nine other trade associations, is spearheading the effort, which centers on working with the Trump administration and getting agencies to collaborate on a common set of policies.

“We’ve looked at an administration that has been quite distracted with getting tax reform done” and working on health care, Roger Dow, the travel group’s chief executive, said Tuesday. “Now we think the time is right.”

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While global travel volume increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, according to research
prepared for Visit U.S. by the U.S. Travel Association, the U.S. slice of that growing pie fell
from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent during that time period – the first drop after more than a
decade of consistent growth. That decline is a hindrance to the administration’s economic
goals of 3 percent GDP growth, noted Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association president and
CEO, in a teleconference on Tuesday.

While it might not be apparent to many, the country is experiencing steep losses in jobs and
economic activity as a result of the decline in inbound international
travel, said Dow. If the U.S. had maintained its 2015 market share, the
economy would have gained:

  • 7.4 million additional international visitors
  • $32.2 billion in additional spending
  • 100,000 additional jobs

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The U.S. Travel Association noted that the travel sector outperformed overall U.S. export growth during the prior five years; the industry generated an $87 billion trade surplus in 2016, without which the U.S. trade deficit that year would have been 17 percent higher. Overall, the U.S. travel industry supports 15.3 million unexportable American jobs. “For our country to have any hopes of closing the trade gap, international inbound travel must perform, simple as that,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel. “After almost a decade and a half of relatively sustained post-9/11 recovery, since 2015 there’s been evidence that the country has gotten complacent with the policies needed to support this vital economic engine and job creator.”

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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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