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Arthur Frommer, the man behind Frommer’s Guides, blogs the news: The Travel Press is Reporting the ‘Trump Slump,’ a Devastating Drop in Tourism to the United States

As far as travel by distinct religious groups, flight passengers from the seven Muslim-majority nations named by Trump were down by 80% in the last week of January and first week of February, according to Forward Keys, a well-known firm of travel statisticians. On the web, flight searches for trips heading to the U.S. out of all international locations was recently down by 17%.

A drop of that magnitude, if continued, would reduce the value of foreign travel within the U.S. by billions of dollars. And the number of jobs supported by foreign tourists and their expenditures in the United States—and thus lost—would easily exceed hundreds of thousands of workers in hotels, restaurants, transportation, stores, tour operations, travel agencies, and the like.

It was bad enough when an oil company decided to destroy my local economy with an oil leak caused by their reckless behavior, but now we have the SCROTUS, an individual who makes his money from hotels and golf courses, destroying tourism with his misguided policies. How much is he prepared to lose?


1 Kryten42 { 03.04.17 at 7:00 pm }

Yeah. I said earlier this would get worse. This is just the start. Will take a looooong time to fix this mess! Same here for that matter. We have achieved parity with USA. woo, hoo.

This ‘toon get’s a small wedge of it here:

2 Kryten42 { 03.04.17 at 7:58 pm }

(The other thread was getting a bit long!) 😉

Trumper is definitely off his med’s! LOL Even his close staff have had enough! 😀

Trump’s own staff has no idea what Donald Trump is talking about

And Graham throws Trumper under the bus. 😀

3 Bryan { 03.04.17 at 8:17 pm }

You know my attitude about the F-35 – I keep waiting for one to crash into my house. They are kind of like the Jaguar E-Types: a half hour of greatness and in the shop the rest of the week. This is not a terrible things with ‘toys’ like an E-Jag, but not something to recommend a front line aircraft.

4 Kryten42 { 03.05.17 at 5:10 am }
5 Kryten42 { 03.05.17 at 8:33 am }
6 Bryan { 03.05.17 at 10:38 am }

Yeah these ‘stealth’ aircraft are so great – like the B-2 bomber that becomes a huge radar target if it gets wet. So neither of these things can fly in a thunderstorm and the F-22 suffocates its pilot with a flaky oxygen system. Tens of billions of dollars doesn’t buy a lot in the way of usable aircraft these days.

Trump doesn’t understand the difference between the political appointees and the professionals in government agencies. He has pissed off the pros and they tend not to be nice people when annoyed. They have the evidence and if he keeps screwing around they’ll turn it over to ‘the appropriate people’ for prosecution. Trump needs to start sweating ‘bigly’ if lawyers from the major intel agencies start having meetings with Pence.

7 Kryten42 { 03.05.17 at 4:24 pm }

Agree! :\

*sigh* KAC is STILL trying to make black = white! The spin is nauseating!

Kellyanne Conway says using ‘alternative facts’ is like announcing wrong winner at the Oscars

Seriously, did all the Trumper morons have to get a lobotomy to work with him?

8 Kryten42 { 03.05.17 at 5:36 pm }

Oh… and in the latest local news… anthrax is back in the Wild! Just what we need. 🙁

Anthrax sheep death in north-west Victoria leads to quarantine

Suspected due to climate change, but unconfirmed. May never be. As in USA, we have slashed all funding into science & disease control. Welcome to the World of batshit insanity (probably literally any day now!)

9 Bryan { 03.05.17 at 7:17 pm }

Regarding KAC, I think she has a point – giving people incorrect information whether you are an accountant at the Oscars or the President’s press secretary should have the same result: you get fired. 😈

Anthrax is endemic in some areas, and once the land is infected, whenever the conditions are right [temperature, humidity, etc.] it infects new animals. Some of the cases in the US are the result of making drums with goatskins.The spores were on the skins.

Too bad someone can’t convince Turnbull that SCROTUS would like a drum… 👿

10 Kryten42 { 03.05.17 at 7:44 pm }

So… the person interpreting privacy laws as head of DHS (Dept. of Human Services) is also an Army Reserve Brigadier. I’d really hate to find out how the f*ck she’d interpret Military law if it was ever necessary! FUBAR comes to mind!

How To Get Alan Tudge To Notice You Without Even Really Trying (Criticize Centrelink, He’ll Pull Your File)

Actually no. It should be, but isn’t at all! 🙁

11 Bryan { 03.05.17 at 8:50 pm }

This is just foreign to me. If a US human services agency did this it would be raining attorneys to sue the agency. Peace in the Middle East is simple compared to trying to get tax information from the IRS. This is so obviously retaliation that the minister & secretary should be in cells not offices.

12 Kryten42 { 03.06.17 at 3:44 am }

The Anthrax quarantine is not far from my town.

Don’t worry, it’s pretty foreign to most of us too! *sigh*

It seems Comey is no longer Trumpers BFF! A’hole!

FBI smacks down Donald Trump’s wiretap claims

However, WikiLeaks has released a sealed Fed Warrant document that shows Obama requested surveillance on a Journalist in CA. Wonder where they got a sealed FISA warrant from? And what else they have (esp. on Trump) they aren’t releasing (they are pal’s with Putin. So…)

13 Bryan { 03.06.17 at 9:25 am }

The spores can be carried on clothing or or hair/fur of people/animals moving through the affected area. Anthrax is damn difficult to eradicate.

I’d say it was foreign to any free society.

Comey and the FBI are saying that Trump wasn’t a target, but they are not saying that there were no FISA warrants issued for entities, like Russian banks and/or computer servers, that are located in Trump Tower.

The WikiLeaks thing, if real, is probably concerned with the investigation of a leak from the White House. The President can’t authorize a wiretap, but can act as a source to provide probable cause for a warrant.

14 Kryten42 { 03.06.17 at 7:22 pm }

Yeah. One of my Mil/int courses was Bio warfare.

See this? (DKOS)
Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Cannot Leave America. His Travel “Privileges” Are Being “Reviewed”.

So, more “Monkey see, monkey do!” BS here:

Turnbull government quietly planning massive new Department of Homeland Security


15 Badtux { 03.06.17 at 9:57 pm }

The question is whether Khizr Khan’s passport has been revoked. If so, yes, he lost his travel privileges.

Apparently there were multiple people inside trump tower talking to known Russian spies. When that happens, things get hinky.

16 Bryan { 03.06.17 at 10:29 pm }

Let’s not make it too obvious that SCROTUS is retaliating against anyone who opposes him. Trump’s appointee takes over the State Department and Mr. Khan can’t travel – hell of a ‘coincidence’…

He just issued his latest Executive Order Bannon … errr…. banning Muslims that he thinks will avoid being bounced by courts. Except he still hasn’t provided any evidence that those countries are a threat to the US.

Americans may soon need visas to visit Europe because we don’t allow citizens of all EU countries to enter the US without a visa. There is a reciprocity agreement and the US is in violation. What goes around comes around.

Palm Beach is going broke paying for the extra security needed for the Trumped weekends.
flight businesses at the local airport are going broke because they are grounded when he is in residence. This is bullshit. the job is in DC and housing is provided. If you want to be President you should stay in the White House, not weekend in Palm Beach or the City.

Turnbull should save his money for the grounding straps for the F-35s 😉

17 Kryten42 { 03.08.17 at 4:15 pm }

And umbrella’s (for F-35’s)! 😳

“Trumpcare is so bad Republicans say they don’t have enough support to pass it on their own. They’re going to need Democratic votes…”
“To pay for his useless wall Trump wants to cut Coast Guard budget 14%, TSA 11%, FEMA 11%. ISIS loves the idea.”

As I’ve been saying:

Rogue WH Snr Advisor‏ @RogueSNRadvisor
For anyone still confused, Wikileaks is a Russian propaganda/intel arm. There’s a reason none of their leaks involve Pres or this WH.

Wikileaks supporters divided into 2 camps: Trumpist shills & disaffected Sanders voters. Both willing to cut off the nose to spite the face.

If anyone thinks things can’t get worse in the USA, the UK begs to differ!
RSF alarmed by UK proposal to jail journalists as ‘spies’ for obtaining leaks

That’s just for *accepting* leaks!

Though, some good news for us! One Nation’s bid for the WA election on Sat. is self destructing rapidly! But, it always does. And all because of Hansen! The complete egomaniacle moron does it every time! 😆 Comedy gold! 😀

Sackings and bitter infighting hit Pauline Hanson’s One Nation WA campaign

If only the moron was running the LNP! *sigh*

18 Bryan { 03.08.17 at 5:00 pm }

WikiLeaks servers are in Russia. Russia enjoys destabilizing other countries as they believe that instability in other countries benefits them. Putin and Trump are two names that won’t appear in a negative context on Wikileaks.

It never occurs to governments to stop doing illegal and unethical crap. No, they go after the people who make it known.

She always seems to throwing people out of her party. Weird person [walks away shaking head]