US in danger of falling behind its competitors in tourism numbers

Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018

US Travel AssociationThe president of the US Travel Association, Roger Dow, has warned that the country has the danger of “falling behind” its competitors.
The US share of global long-haul travel fell from 12.9 per cent to 11.9 per cent between 2016 and 2017, with a five per cent drop in arrival numbers between 2015 and 2017.
Overall, North America saw a rise of 2 per cent in tourism numbers, largely in Canada and Mexico, but the US in general witnessed a decrease, according to the UNWTO.
During this period, the US is one of only two top global destinations to witness a decline in long-haul arrivals, according to the US Travel Association. Turkey is the next country to experience downfall in tourists impacted by a number of highly publicized terrorist attacks in recent years, but is now enjoying resurgence.
Speaking at the IPW travel trade conference on 22 May, Dow said: “More people around the world are travelling than ever before – but too many are visiting places other than the US. Bottom line: we’re falling behind our competitors. France – up. Germany – up. China – up.”
Dow also referred to President Trump’s strict travel policies, arguing that the US must commit to “pursuing pro-travel policies” and embrace processes to make travel easier.

 


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