New York Expects Fewer Foreign Tourists, Saying Trump Is to Blame

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Patrick McGeehan: New York Expects Fewer Foreign Tourists, Saying Trump Is to Blame (NY Times)

For the first time in seven years, New York City officials expect the number of foreign visitors to decrease, a drop they attribute to the protectionist policies and rhetoric of President Trump — saying that those moves are scaring off many of the visitors who have helped fuel the city’s robust growth since the last recession.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/nyregion/new-york-foreign-tourists-trump-policies.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Arwa Mahdawi: Trump’s America is great for holidays – if you enjoy vigorous frisking by men in uniform (Guardian)

Tourism is down since the new presidency. But you can still have an enjoyable trip if you delete your dodgy phone photos and avoid killer lawnmowers.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/28/trumps-america-holidays-tourism-down

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Source: Arwa Mahdawi: Trump’s America is great for holidays – if you enjoy vigorous frisking by men in uniform (Guardian). Published 28 February 2017.

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As Told to Lucy Clark: “Mem Fox on being detained by US immigration: ‘In that moment I loathed America’” (Guardian)

The celebrated Australian children’s author tells how on her 117th visit to the US she was suddenly at the mercy of Donald Trump’s visa regime.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/28/in-that-moment-i-loathed-america-i-loathed-the-entire-country

 

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