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Travel Tip: What Impact Will a Trump Presidency Have on Tourism?

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Image Credit: Gage Skidmore

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore

As Donald Trump prepares to become America’s 45th president, the question is posed: what impact will a Trump presidency have on tourism?

That’s both in terms of Americans traveling overseas and foreign tourists coming here.

In the short term, airlines and hotels are reporting a dramatic drop in load factors and occupancy.

Some of this can be attributed to the uncertainty of any election year.

But this year, the number of travelers from Mexico, Latin America, and the Middle East has dropped significantly.

On election day, Royal Jordanian Airlines actually ran an ad about discounted airfares that said, “Just in case he wins, travel to the U.S. while you’re still allowed to.”


So what does this mean to you? Well, no walls have been built—yet.

But one thing is certain: for at least the next three months, you’re likely to find great airline discounts on flights overseas.

Remember: the seats that would have been filled as the return flights for foreign visitors coming here may be empty on your outbound flight overseas.

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