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Travel Tip: What Less Inbound Travel Means for Americans

The numbers are in, and if you’re in the U.S. travel industry, they are definitely not positive.

In the second quarter of 2017 alone, there were 15.8 million foreign visitors to the U.S., but that’s down 4 percent from the same period last year.

Arrivals from Mexico were down more than 7 percent, and from Europe, there was an ever larger 10 percent drop.

That represents a huge drop in revenue, tax base, and jobs.

But for us here at home it represents an opportunity, especially if we’re considering taking a trip overseas.

As a result of that big drop in inbound foreign travelers, there will be a lot of empty airline seats.

What would have been return seats home are now empty.

With the U.S. dollar still strong against many foreign currencies, the time is right to get great deals on an almost global basis.

Along with this, seasonality may be disappearing, at least in terms of prices.

The law of supply and demand works very well here, and airfare sales are continuing through next June, and maybe even beyond.

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