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Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017
With approaching summer and fall travel seasons, New Hampshire tourism officials have kept an eye on the latest political developments of Trump administration as this is the time that they get maximum international visitors.
To quote Marti Mayne, who markets attractions for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in northern New Hampshire, ‘I have a concern that we’re going to see a dip from our key markets, which would be the United Kingdom and Germany, but that has as much to do with their politics as it does with ours, with Brexit and the whole currency situation over there.’
Other tourism professionals along with Marti were present at the New Hampshire Travel Council’s annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism on Tuesday in Concord. To quote her, ‘it’s a little early to know what’s going to happen, but we’re concerned.’
Gary Orr aids New Hampshire in tourism promotion and co-owns a marketing agency based in London. He said that more and more interested travelers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are booking vacations and want to travel to safe places. Mike Fullerton, a spokesman for Brand USA, said that politics immensely impacts travel. He also mentioned that by surveying international travelers, it came to the forefront that politics will always have an impact on travelers mind and whether they’re going to choose the United States or not.