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Travel Tip: International Travel Continues to Drop After Travel Ban

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Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Many of you have seen or heard reports about the drop in travel from foreign visitors to the U.S. since President Trump signed the first executive order on immigration and visas in January.

Even though the issue is still unresolved in the courts, the numbers continue to drop.

Online search for travel is down 17 percent on average, and online booking is down more than 7 percent.

But a recent survey by Hopper.com shows that travel from the U.S. to overseas is also down.

According to the site, flight searches from the U.S. to international destinations are down 15 percent compared to the same time last year.

Flight search demand to Mexico and Central America is down 13 percent.

At the same time, Europe remains a big bargain this year with prices down an average of 16 percent.

So smart travelers with a valid U.S. passport need not wait for any court decision.

The global buyer’s market in travel remains.

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