Global tourism up everywhere (except the US and Turkey)

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  1. statik13 macrumors regular

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    Looks like global tourism is on the rise. That's great news for everyone's economy, unless you happen to be from the US or Turkey.

    Turkey is currently operating under a state of emergency and the decline in foreign tourism in America is simply being called the Trump Dump.

    From the conversations I've had in my travel circles the reduction in visits to the two countries is hardly a surprise. They are waiting for Turkey to be safer before visiting and waiting for the US to be less (for lack of better expression) Trump.

    For comparison:
    • Spain, up 33%
    • Australia, up 22%
    • Canada, up 21%
    • Saudi Arabia, up 20%
    • UK, up 18%
    • UAE, up 17%
    • Thailand, up 14%
    • China, up 9%
    • Germany, up 8%
    • France, up 4%
    • Italy, up 2%
    • US, down 6%
    • Turkey, down 7%
    Full article here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-slump-hits-us-tourism
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    The US has brought in tighter border controls and Turkey has had fewer Syrians coming over its borders. Meanwhile Europe still has boat people coming in unabated - so the numbers do add up.
     
  3. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    This is about tourism not immigration.
     
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    Oh yeah!
    My turkish angora cat chosed to be born in the USofA
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Looking at that picture just makes me realise how far removed it is from where I live lol. There’s a lot to be said for being able to go shopping with just a set of car keys and your wallet!

    In all seriousness though I think the news coverage of shootings of late may have played a small part but also the Trump effect and the fact flights are bloody expensive lately.
     
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    And don't forget to take your reusable bags, at least around here plastic has become a real no-no.
     
  9. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Fairly sure Portugals' tourism is down. Hot bloody summer.
     
  10. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    A swing & a miss, but there are always points for participating.

    But still, how does one confuse immigration & tourism? Especially when one of the guys mainly responsible for supposed 'tighter border controls' wants tourism money, and cheaper foreign labor.

    Hmm
     
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    Well, with that being our tourism logo, I think it's no surprise tourism is down.

    Here I thought we embraced capitalism and wanted all the dollars.
     
  13. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    It’s not like the photo was taken in a San Francisco grocery store.
     
  14. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    It's summer time, so of course the numbers go down. Once it gets cold all the Canadians will flock back down to the US, like they always do.
     
  15. statik13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The numbers quoted were the annual percentage changes for the entire 2017 calendar year. Canadian snowbirds are included in the percentage already.

    Face it, Trump has single handedly turned America from a "must visit" destination to a "Maybe I'll wait until he's out of office before going there" destination.
     
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    Just what "ilk" would that be that makes you so insecure, you feel the need to carry a gun?
     
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    We’ve had that here in Wales for the last decade. It’s 5p and 10p per bag if you forget and soon going to paper bags.
     
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    What a strange and unwelcoming mindset to have.
     
  20. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Oh please - as if the US economy needs tourism anyways? This just in: Unemployment is at one of its lowest points EVER and business is booming right now. I know, bad news for the always miserable left but too damned bad. The left is just digging super deep to find ecomony problems here in the USA but there are none. So sorry. :)

    Have a great day.
     
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    I don’t know whether to laugh or take you seriously here? lol.
     
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    The scary Canadian ilk :D;)
     
  23. statik13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, let's forget that the tourism industry is often the canary in the coal mine. Instead, lets just look at the impact today. Tourism in the US is a 1.6 trillion dollars per year industry. (2015 stats) So 6% less equates to 96 Billion dollars not being pumped into the economy this year.
     
  24. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    True. People still like going to San Francisco. Living there not so much, but visiting
    So once again, we've given up on capitalism? We don't want all the munnies anymore? We want potential customers to take their business elsewhere? Hmph... That sounds disturbingly familiar.
     
  25. statik13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Funny thing is this report uses data predating Trump's Tariff wars. I would expect anyone living outside of America who was hit by one of those is that much less likely to choose America as their next tourism destination.

    So much #winning.
     

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