NYC Tourism Chief: Travel ban will take away US jobs

Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

US jobsRecently a top official of New York City (NYC) has said that the provisional travel ban implemented by the Trump administration on seven Muslim countries can impact US as a global travel destination and obstructions of this type on legitimate inbound travel might make many Americans jobless in return.

To quote Fred Dixon, the President and CEO of NYC & Company, ‘’ It is not a large number of travelers that are specifically affected by the ban. It is more (about) symbolism. The ripple effect that it would have on all markets of the world that can potentially show that the United States is no longer welcoming. And that is a major concern.”

However, Dixon said that they were looking for a record number of 61 million visitors to the city this year with over 13 million overseas visitors. In 2016, 375,000 people were associated and working in various travel and tourism-related jobs across all five boroughs of New York City.


He said that tourism creates new job opportunities, brings revenue to the market and is an important tax generator. He also added that 500 travelers generate one job opportunity on an average. With downfall in numbers by that margin implies loss of job.

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