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US Tourism Down
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:59:38 PM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 02:11:32 AM »
The number of tourists visiting Mexico reached record levels in 2017, up 12% in recent years, surpassing Thailand in total number of visitors in 2016.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:09 AM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

I'm not sure about your experiences but I get more obnoxious staff at ground crossings.
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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 06:53:02 AM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

I'm not sure about your experiences but I get more obnoxious staff at ground crossings.

Did you come across more obnoxious staff at the crossings beside Mexico or Canada?

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 06:55:44 AM »
The number of tourists visiting Mexico reached record levels in 2017, up 12% in recent years, surpassing Thailand in total number of visitors in 2016.

Tourism numbers in Mexico surpassing Thailand? How could that be?
I thought that Mexico has proven to be more dangerous than Thailand
especially knowing the number of Canadian tourists who left Mexico in
caskets.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 07:46:32 AM »
Tourism numbers in Mexico surpassing Thailand? How could that be?
I thought that Mexico has proven to be more dangerous than Thailand
especially knowing the number of Canadian tourists who left Mexico in
caskets.

Mexico is more accessible to Canada and the U.S. Flights seem to keep getting cheaper and cheaper. Mexico has many popular destinations like Cancun, Cabo, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Mexico City. Perhaps its an indication that the U.S. and Canadian economies are doing exceptionally well, compared to Europe and Asia.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 07:49:30 AM »
The Canadian dollar is down. It's too expensive for me to go down and shop there at the moment.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:03 AM »
The number of tourists visiting Mexico reached record levels in 2017, up 12% in recent years, surpassing Thailand in total number of visitors in 2016.

Tourism numbers in Mexico surpassing Thailand? How could that be?
I thought that Mexico has proven to be more dangerous than Thailand
especially knowing the number of Canadian tourists who left Mexico in
caskets.

ForeverParadise, you have time and again shown that you don't actually know much about Thailand, but just a few days ago one tourist was killed and a few injured when caught between a crossfire from some Thai gangs on a busy Bangkok street.  Safety of a country isn't based, oddly enough, on the number of Canadians who leave the country in a casket. 

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 12:11:49 PM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

I'm not sure about your experiences but I get more obnoxious staff at ground crossings.

Did you come across more obnoxious staff at the crossings beside Mexico or Canada?

Really?  I remembered in college driving from Maine to New Brunswick and back and forth.  US border guards were always these older tough looking guys with mustaches.  They were always really nice to me even though I had an old car with some rust spots.  Of course, one time, this car full of dreadlocks wearing white guys with pot logo t shirts pull up and they were getting pulled over and searched.  (I could have told them to clean up a bit and avoid that.  Common sense is learned sometimes, I guess.)  Anyways, the border guards were always nice to me.  It was the Canadian ones who had some junior young college kids helping work the border along side the border guards there and wanted to search every inch of my car a couple of times.  Weird.  US guys, I could totally relate to, more so than the Canadian ones.  Usually St Stephen - Calais.  But a couple of times Houlten and Woodstock.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 12:33:31 PM »
Tourism is small potatoes. 
With 30 million illegals you would t know tourism was down.
Mexicans have flooded my smallish hometown where once none existed. 
They are also driving down wages in a very real way. 
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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 06:03:33 AM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

It's the CAD to USD. Why would you go to the usa when the exchange rate is horrible?

I would travel to the usa if I didn't have to get a loan to just stay in a hotel and buy food. 

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 07:53:46 AM »
Tourism is small potatoes. 
With 30 million illegals you would t know tourism was down.
Mexicans have flooded my smallish hometown where once none existed. 
They are also driving down wages in a very real way. 
No one will miss you forever paradise.

Are you back in Stockton? lol. What happened? Just a few months ago you pledged to never step foot in the city again.
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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:42:11 AM »
Every since Donald Trump became president, tourism to the USA has dropped and the US economy
has lost tens of billions of dollars because of the drop in tourism to the USA.

I am one of the people who contributed to this. Perhaps if the Democrats win the majority
of the house in the mid-term elections, I may still take a trip to the USA, but I still won't
fly there unless I have to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326

It's the CAD to USD. Why would you go to the usa when the exchange rate is horrible?

I would travel to the usa if I didn't have to get a loan to just stay in a hotel and buy food.

Makes sense. I have an aunt who lives in New York City so I don't have to pay for lodging.
The issue is getting there by car is too long from where I live so I would have to fly. But I
would hate to fly into the USA.

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Re: US Tourism Down
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 12:54:58 PM »
I remember when I applied for my travel visa to the US online.

on 1 page: what is your date of birth?
Next page: Were you involved in espionage against the USA about 20 years before you were born?

I still laugh at that.