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Travel Tip: How the Travel Bans are Affecting Incoming Travel

The U.S. Supreme Court has now allowed the Trump administration to implement a modified travel ban for citizens from about eight countries.

Meanwhile the numbers are now in on foreign traveler arrivals in the United States.

During the first six months of 2017 the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office revealed an overall drop of U.S. visitor arrivals of 3.9 percent.

That’s big—and the drop doesn’t just represent the countries affected by the travel ban.

There’s been a significant drop in visitors from Canada, Mexico, and countries in Africa—as well as visitors from France and Germany.

In some cases, arrivals to the U.S. are down 14 percent compared to the same period last year.

When it comes to travelers from Mexico, the drop is as high as 16 percent.

What does this mean to you? If you’re in the travel business, that’s a huge hit on your revenue and jobs.

If you’re a city or state, it represents a huge drop in tax revenue.

But for U.S. travelers thinking about traveling abroad, you’ll probably find lots of empty airline seats and much better fares.

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