Travel ban, strong dollar seen putting damper on U.S. tourism sector

Travel ban, strong dollar seen putting damper on U.S. tourism sectorTravel and tourism’s contribution to the U.S. economy will grow at a slower pace this year than in 2016 due to a strong U.S. dollar and a perception that the country is less welcoming to foreigners, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said. U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States, which some have warned could deter visitors. “The travel ban is not having a material impact yet.



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