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Where Are All the Tourists?

The White House’s diatribes against the Mideast and Mexico are keeping people away | “Reputational fallout is a very real thing in the travel industry”

Foreign tourists may be showing their displeasure with President Trump by planning to take their holiday dollars elsewhere. According to Tourism Economics of Wayne, Pa., the U.S. can expect 4.3 million fewer visitors from abroad in 2017 from a year earlier because of anger and anxiety triggered by Trump, especially over his original ban of travelers from mostly Muslim countries. That translates into the loss of 62,000 jobs and $7.4 billion in revenue, says Tourism Economics, which analyzes data to predict and measure travel

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