The U.S. is Flying Blind in Potential Tourism Trade War with China

August 31st, 2018
The U.S. is Flying Blind in Potential Tourism Trade War with China
What is the Trump administration’s effect on inbound tourism to the United States? Is the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. affecting Chinese tourism flows? Is there a so-called Trump slump in tourism? These are all good questions—reasonable questions really—for the tourism and hospitality industry to both be asking themselves and their government. Arguably, they’re multi-billion-dollar questions that should guide both investments, hedging and strategy. Unfortunately, these are questions that the National Tourism & Trade Office (NTTO) no longer answers, as of March this year. Usually, the NTTO would publish critical data related to tourism in the United States. Data points offered included visits per source market and month, spending, and even forecasts to guide industry stakeholders. In a time of trade wars, U.S. travel bans and PR issues on the international stage, such data is particularly vital. In a press release, the NTTO announced that it’s “temporarily ... read more
Source: on 2018-08-30By Daniel Meesak




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