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An estimated 300,000 fewer international visitors than initially expected will travel to New York this year, according to NYC & Company, the city's official tourism marketing organization.

The revised forecast, updated from a previous report in October 2016, takes into account "changing attitudes about travel and access to the U.S.," NYC & Company said in a statement, following "the recent travel ban and related rhetoric."

In other words, it's the Trump Administration's fault—a seeming trend in the travel world that some are dubbing the Trump Slump.  

Despite the dip in international travelers, New York anticipates a rise in domestic visitors, which could actually increase the number of tourists overall.

But, as NYC & Company's statement points out, "It's important to note that it takes the spending power of four domestic visitors to equal what a single international visitor spends."

To counter the potential tourism loss, the organization is launching a new international marketing campaign called "New York City — Welcoming the World."

Whether it's true or not.

 



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