Euro holiday destinations shunned by travelers concerned about safety
Paul Joseph Watson
July 18, 2017
Tourism to the United States is up since Donald Trump became president, while visitor numbers to holiday destinations throughout Europe are plummeting as a result of widespread terror attacks and the migrant invasion.
“Latest numbers from the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index showed 6.6 percent growth in international travel to the U.S. in April and 5 percent growth in May compared with the same months last year,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
Hotel occupancy for the first six months of 2017 is also “higher than it has ever been before,” according to Jan Freitag, senior vice president with STR. Visits to museums in New York are also up on the same period last year, while theme park gateway Florida’s Orlando International Airport has also reported growth in domestic and international passengers.
“Right now we cannot identify a loss. It’s contrary to everything we’ve heard, but travel is in slightly better shape than it was a year ago. Everyone wants me to tell the story of the sky is falling, but for the travel industry, the sky is not falling,” said Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, adding that the “impending doom” of Trump’s presidency predicted by some in the industry “hasn’t manifested itself”.
This mood of optimism contrasts with Europe, which has seen tourist numbers drop as a result of endless terror attacks and waves of migrants arriving throughout the last two years.
– Since the country accepted around 2 million migrants in 2015, German towns have experienced declines of up to 40 per cent of tourists from countries such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, and around a 10 per cent drop in tourists from the United States.
– Since the terror attacks in Brussels and the city’s infamous Molenbeek…