Trump has cost US travel industry $185m, says GBTA

Trump has cost US travel industry $185m, says GBTA

President Trump has cost the US travel industry $185 million according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

The association claims visits to the US have reduced by 2.2% since President Trump introduced his travel ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries.

Travel firm Hopper, which analyses flight searches, also claims demand for flights to the country has gone down 10% compared to before Trump took office.

During the same period last year, demand dipped by 1.8%, according to a report in The Telegraph.

“Trump’s executive order has led to a significant drop in interest in traveling to the US,” said Patrick Surry, Hopper’s chief data scientist.

“While some would argue that a reduction in foreign visitors is a positive outcome, it’s clear that the vast majority of these potential travellers are simply business people, tourists, family members, students and the like.”

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