Fortress mentality may be restored in US tourism with Trump’s triumph

Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Donald TrumpWith Ted Cruz dropping out of the Presidential race after a decisive victory by Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.



The foreign policies framed by the future president of America are set to “shake the rust off” America’s foreign policy he says. The President is bent on improving his relationship with Russia and China.


His approach to Muslims will be quite unfriendly, as he has set plans to eradicate “radical Islam” as he calls the Islamic states.



He felt that Europe and Asia that are being subjected to terror attacks should bear the burden of their own defense. He was once heard saying that he would convene summit meetings in Europe and Asia to overhaul NATO and rebalance nuclear security arrangements with Japan and South Korea.



He wishes to concentrate on nation building business and building stability in the world. Charter tours and travel booking companies said some tourists from Europe and Latin America — two big markets for Florida and Tampa Bay will vacation elsewhere if Trump is elected because they loathe his anti-immigrant policies and think he stokes an atmosphere of racial profiling and distrust of foreigners.




U.S. Travel Association board meeting in March, where Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Arnie Weissmann said that Trump could possibly derail the momentum U.S. tourism has enjoyed in recent years.



“The U.S. travel industry has spent millions between different associations, like Brand USA, to position the U.S. as a very welcoming destination,” Weissmann said. “Mr. Trump would work against that.”



During President Barack Obama’s tenure, Brand USA, an agency aimed at promoting international travel to the United States, launched in 2010 with the goal of attracting 100 million international tourists and $250 billion from them by 2021. Tourism boosters benefited from Obama’s effort to jump-start a 10-year visa program between the United States and China in 2014. Before that, only one-year visas were available.



Trump has very strong rules on immigration laws.  His policies as a potential president call for a wall between the United States and Mexico, ending birthright citizenship and creating tougher penalties for overstaying a visa.



Some believe that the fortress mentality America created after 9/11 will return with his victory. Many tourists believe that they will not be in America after he becomes President.



Some Muslim students feel that now Trump will be president and it will dampen their chances of studying in America. Many families did cancel their plans to work and possibly live in the U.S. mainly due to concerns over hate crimes and racial profiling with apprehensions of Trump becoming president.

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7 Responses to Fortress mentality may be restored in US tourism with Trump’s triumph

  1. Ge says:

    Get real tourist will come to America no matter what. We have to get touch in a world that has changed. Look at Paris, twice attacked by Islam Hate, it is a different world. If you don’t change with the world we’re in big trouble. How many people are going to Paris? He is trying to protect the American people. I don’t think that is hate, the poor people who are being murdered by illegal Mexicans, and drugs that are killing our citizens from Mexico, and young girls being raped in our country. Wake up American one is more than enough. We need an overall in this country, we supporting Countries, that are using our money to do us harm. I am a Travel Agent for over 27 years, I want my clients to travel the world with out worrying about terrorism, that what you should be worried about to.

  2. Michelle says:

    I have also been an agent for over 27 years and if you believe Trump is here to save us by putting the US people behind a wall (which by the way is completely unrealistic) you are obviously letting fear blind you. ISIS has no end game other than wiping out everyone including themselves. Is it really your suggestion that everyone stay huddled up in their homes? I was in Paris a month before the attacks and I’m going a Rhine Cruise this July. I have more people travelling to Europe this year than I have had in any other year in recent memory. I’m glad i’m not ruled by fear and nor are my clients.

  3. calle says:

    You folks make me laugh.

    Get real.

  4. Py says:

    “The foreign policies framed by the future president of America”…. The future president of America!? That’s extremely presumptuous and very likely inaccurate.

  5. Alf says:

    Dear Ge,
    You are clearly an ignorant person. Investigate and check how many people are being killed or raped by white Americans (since you single out illegal Mexicans).
    The drugs are not killing people, people are killing themselves with drugs. The day that Americans stop consuming drugs the problem will stop.
    If your clients have the same mentality as yourself then they don´t deserve to even leave the country.
    It is sad to see that someone in this industry can be such a bigot.

  6. Lance says:

    Wow…It would appear to this Canadian that US Dems/Libs are the biggest haters out there..f you don’t follow their line of thought to the tee then you are labelled a racist, bigot, ignorant, and that’s just from the few replies above!! Even the Soviets allowed a little leeway on thoughts of policy..!! Time for them to get off their high horse and re-read their own constitution ..

  7. Kamaal Ahmed says:

    Lets see what happens if and when Trump comes to power. A lot is being speculated, so lets wait on the verdict of American people.

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