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A coalition of trade organizations has joined forces to try and reverse the decline in international visitation to the U.S., where global travel share fell from 13.9% to 11.9% from 2015-2017, even as global travel volume increased 7.9%.

The Visit U.S. Coalition aims to partner with the Trump administration to tackle the dip, calling it a “hindrance to the president’s economic goals.” The coalition’s founding members include the U.S. Travel Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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“For our country to have any hope of closing the trade gap, international inbound travel must perform, simple as that,” said U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow. “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.” The numbers reverse what had been a spending increase on the part of international travelers. Although the number of visitors who came to the U.S. through June was down, spending was up 3%. The numbers come ahead of U.S. Travel’s launch on Jan 16 of the Visit U.S. Coalition, of which U.S. Travel is a founding member. U.S. Travel said the coalition “will bring together a broad cross-section of industries whose goal is to partner with the Trump administration to address the decline in international visitation.”

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