Comments for U.S. Tourism Down, “Trump Slump” Blamed


  1. Ken Hutchinson

    Another reason is Brazil for example is essentially bankrupt. And unfortunately half of the countries in South America are behind in their debt payments to the World Bank. South America is realistically looking at a major (3 to 5 year) recession and market correction. And the obvious Trump isn’t helping things either.

    1. Rodrigo Barros

      Exactly. I understand everything is supposed to be Trump’s fault nowadays, but there is a world economic crisis going on…

  2. Jared

    Sigh. It’s not a “Muslim Ban”. If you are going to put a story front page on what is supposed to be about Disney Parks and other “fun” parks/entertainment around the world, at least try to get this right. The ban does impact majority Muslim nations, so if you want to say that, then fine.

    Overall, not sure why this is here, but it is your site, so publish what you want. If you want to make a blanket statement about tourism less than two months into a new presidency, then go ahead. But if foreign tourism picks up and doesn’t decrease “as predicated”, I expect to see a nice front page article showing a decent photo of the President of the United States commending him and his administration.

      1. Jared

        Chris, you provided a link to a video that occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign. Many things are said in a campaign but not realized or even done (see every politician that has ever lived).

        However, the executive order that this article is discussing is not banning just Muslims, but rather it is temporarily stopping anyone from those countries from entering the United States (temporary being another Key word that curiously gets left out of articles such as this one from the media). This is not a Muslim ban and your link is irrelevant.

        1. Lucie

          He promised a Muslim ban. He gave us a Muslim ban. The courts have all rejected his Muslim ban.

    1. Kenneth

      There are decent photos of Trump?

      1. Jared

        Yes Kenneth there are. Now go troll somewhere else: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KCct4RwLNM

  3. Bill

    Couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that Disney has raised their prices so much and so often that the place has become unaffordable to most Americans?

  4. Caleb

    Listen folks, some people are calling this travel ban a “Muslim Ban.” But that is just silly. The people who coined the phrase are people who have a biased hate against Trump and think that he hates Muslim people. If there is a temporary travel ban then obviously it will affect travel numbers temporarily. If it is true that people are getting scared off because of it it can only be because of the biased media outlets that are making it seem like America is going to become a fascist communist country under Trump. Which, by the way, is absolutely ridiculous. Travel bans have happened before! Obama was one of the presidents that did it before! Jimmy Carter was another that banned travel from Iran and even had people deported! Why? Because the situation was serious! The situation is serious now too because there are groups out there like ISIS and different ones that are serious about killing us. If you don’t think so then you need to look back at 9/11, the Paris attacks, the Orlando attack etc etc.

    1. Lucie

      Trump coined it himself. He has said it over and over. It is a Muslim ban.

  5. TimP

    The people from countries that are supposedly banned are actually coming as quickly as their visa can be obtained. This was due to the court that decided to put a stay on Trump’s executive order. Trump hasn’t signed a new EO ban. The downturn in foreign tourism has nothing to do with the ban. Perhaps there should be more research on the subject. If people are reacting to Trump as President, it would be most ironic for having less people coming to America is actually a good thing.

  6. Chris

    For everyone here saying he never said ‘Muslim Ban’ he said this several times during his campaign. His use of language is specifically why the federal courts shot down the ban was partially due to his prior language making the ban unconstitutional. Don’t believe me? Here’s RECORDED proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viDffWUjcBA

  7. Greg

    Guess how France’s tourism is doing? Crappy. In that case, it’s because people are actually afraid to go there due to the numerous terrorist attacks, and the level of crime. The travel ban from dangerous countries is supposed to be protecting us from similar attacks, which should in theory not lead to the decline in tourism that France is experiencing. Secondly, to say people outside of the 7 Muslim countries targeted are afraid to come here is ridiculous. What are they afraid of? No, people from other countries may decline to come here as a statement or show of support for the Muslims. By the way, did you research how countries other than the US are doing with tourism right now? I already pointed out that France is way down. Could it be possible that other internationally tourism is down? And to finger Trump as the primary reason tourism is down here is irresponsible unless you conducted a poll or reference one to prove that.

    1. Stanley

      This is a lie. French tourism is on the rebound and has continued to since your comment was posted.

      I can tell you why EVERYONE no longer wants to come here: our CBP acting like jack booted thugs who can take anything they want from travelers and invade personal privacy and space. It has more to do with America becoming a police state that won’t tolerate dissent rather than a Muslim ban. It’s the entire package, not just that single piece. Wake up. The travel industry itself has said such a large downtick cannot be attributed to simple economics but large numbers of people deciding not to come here for reasons other than money.

      I have relatives in England and Italy who changed their travel plans after the ugliness of the Trump administration reared its ugly head. I have friends in Germany who canceled a trip in protest after the G7 and the spectacle he made of himself. That’s actually EXACTLY what it has to do with both in terms of what the tourism industry is saying (one of their groups specifically asked Trump to send out a message saying “America is open for business!” cause of this).

      And if you need any more proof as to why this is happening, check out this link.


      He worked for JPL. Not Al Queda. Seriously? This is okay with you? You don’t see how this sort of ‘just cause we can now’ invasion of privacy will affect tourism and business being done by international companies here in the U.S.?

      This is the reason my cousin at a British firm handling sensitive information canceled several trips to the U.S. It’s why many companies overseas are keeping an eye on unnecessary trips to the U.S. and how information is handled. And you’re right, one cannot entirely blame Trump for this, although certain elements within government feel entitled to be this way now under this administration, wouldn’t you agree?

  8. Jon

    How are they determining it’s down? One month is not enough time to make that kind of assertion with any form of accuracy. You can’t determine trends with such a small sample size.

    1. JohnnyP.

      Because Michael Gavin received bribes from the DNC.

  9. Kim

    This is why I’ll go to Orlandothemeparknews, and wdwmagic etc instead for my articles now. Why are you getting political insidethemagic??? Stop whining already. He’s the president so deal with it like an adult not like a stubborn child.

  10. Otto

    On the other hand, Universal is breaking record after record earnings. Maybe opening fun rides is a way to lure vacationers to your parks.

  11. Listen folks, some people are calling this travel ban a “Muslim Ban.” But that is just silly. The people who coined the phrase are people who have a biased hate against Trump and think that he hates Muslim people.

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