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If Morality Won’t Persuade U.S. to End Gun Violence, How About Economic Damage?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/10/2017, 4:45 PM

Because this blog is about travel, not politics, I am prevented from discussing the issues of gun control raised by the recent shooting in Las Vegas. But I very definitely am entitled to discuss the impact of that event on foreign travel to the United States.   Even before the tragic use of an automatic rifle to kill and injure hundreds of spectators gathered for a music concert in Las Vegas...

The Undeniable Drop in Incoming Foreign Tourists Will Gravely Affect Our Economy

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/15/2017, 6:00 PM

Disturbing reports from a number of reliable sources have shown, beyond doubt, that the number of incoming foreign tourists to the United States has fallen dramatically in the past several months.   Those reports are not simply from private sources, but also from federal government agencies that would be the last to challenge the Administration’s claims of a healthy economy. The fall-off in forei...

International Tourism Boom in South Africa

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/28/2016, 12:45 PM

South Africa experienced an international tourism boom in the first five months of the year, according to the country's Tourism Ministry. The number of travelers from places like the United States and Germany visiting South African game parks, beaches, and vineyards was up 19% compared to last year. The surge can largely be attributed to South Africa's falling currency, spurred on by econo...

American Airlines to Sell An Even More Basic Ticket Than it Does Now

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/23/2015, 6:00 PM

  Call it the Spirit Effect: American Airlines will be the latest major carrier to offer a no-frills, stripped-down, bare-bones version of its ticket.  Starting next year, according to USA Today, American Airlines will begin offering tickets that cannot be changed or refunded or offer advance seat assignment. This new category, which will all but guarantee a middle seat on most fl...

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