Hilarious hysteria: World travelers won’t come to America because of Trump

Travelers stand in line to go through the TSA security checkpoint at O'Hare International airport in Chicago. More travelers are expected to take to the roads and sky this summer thanks to lower gas prices and an upbeat economy. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

According to a USA Today report, an “inhospitable political climate” created by President Trump’s temporary travel ban could deter foreign tourists from visiting the U.S., costing the tourism industry $18 billion in lost revenue.

The report cites president of Atmosphere Research Group, who said, “the U.S. has put an unwelcome mat at our front door” with these policies, among which include advanced vetting procedures for all foreign visitors.

Estimates say that 6.3 million fewer foreign travelers will visit the United States in 2018, according to the article. This is a departure from past years, as international tourism has risen by 23 million people from 2009 – 2016, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

People took to social media after to express their concerns over these projections and the economic repercussions.

Others say, however, that this loss in revenue is a small price to pay for the guarantee of security.

Some have also said that Trump’s policies are not to blame, and that tourists may not want to visit the U.S. because of recent protests and municipal mismanagement.

Still, people been looking on the bright side, saying that a lack of tourists may take away some of life’s minor inconveniences.


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