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Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy

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The most recent numbers are in, and they are not positive.

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the U.S., and the American economy is losing billions in the process.

According to ForwardKeys, a European travel prediction firm, U.S. inbound arrivals have dropped by as much as 2.8 percent.

European interest in visiting the U.S. fell 12 percent.

Even a small drop in foreign arrivals represents a huge drop for the U.S. economy.

In the first three months of Donald Trump’s presidency, nearly 700,000 fewer foreigners visited the U.S, and that drop represents $2.7 billion in spending.

The only silver lining in all of this is for smart travelers wanting to travel from the U.S. to Europe.

There will be lots of empty seats on long-haul flights, and that means airfare sales.

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