Recent events are having a negative impact on travel plans for many countries

Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

globeRecent events are having a negative impact on travel plans for each one of 30 destination countries including the United States. In the U.S. and nearly all other countries surveyed in April-May 2017, adults who say they are less likely to travel to an average international destination because of recent events are more than those who say they are more likely to do so.

 

More than one third of global consumers surveyed are of the opinion that recent events they saw or heard in the news have made them less likely to travel to the U.S. while 15% say recent events have made them more likely to do so. Recent events are having a net-negative effect on plans to travel to the U.S. among potential visitors from every country surveyed with the exception of China and India. Countries which are saying that they are less likely to travel to the U.S. are: Hungary, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.

 

Yet, the U.S. fares relatively better than most of the other destination countries evaluated in the study. Potential travel destinations showing the most negative net impact among global consumers are: Turkey, South Korea, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Those with the least negative net impact among global consumers are: Canada, Italy, Australia, Spain, Sweden, and Germany. Canada enjoys a net-positive or neutral impact among consumers from ten countries: China, India, Sweden, Italy, South Africa, Germany, the U.S., Australia, Great Britain and South Korea.

 

Among all destination countries evaluated, the only two not showing a negative net impact among potential U.S. travelers are Canada and Australia. Destination countries with the most negative net impact among U.S. adults are Russia, Turkey and South Korea.

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