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1m Britons May Avoid US Travel

1m Britons May Avoid US Travel1m Britons May Avoid US Travel

A travel survey, taken prior to the US presidential election last Tuesday, predicted that 1 million British tourists would lose interest in travel to America were Donald Trump elected as president. Now, the hypothetical scenario has become a very real situation, Travel+Leisure reported. If a president represents a nation on the world stage, Trump’s reputation abroad raises questions for tourist arrivals in the US. According to a survey from The Telegraph, 34% of Britons are “put off” by the idea of visiting the US during a Trump presidency.  Another survey from bookings site Travelzoo found that about 20% of Britons would “definitely” not consider the US as a destination were Trump elected president.  “Following confirmation of a win for Donald Trump in the presidential election today, we are now forecasting an unstable 2017 for US tourism, with over one million UK travelers set to reconsider the country as a holiday destination,” The Telegraph quoted a Travelzoo executive as saying.


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