ECONOMY/IMMIGRATION/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s temporary travel ban and an inhospitable political climate could punch an $18 billion hole in U.S. tourism by international visitors over the next two years, projections by travel analysts show.
Foreign tourism is a $250 billion-a-year business in the United States, and Trump’s original and revised executive orders temporarily banning travel from majority Muslim countries — put on hold by federal courts — have dampened interest worldwide in visiting the U.S., travel and tourism executives told USA TODAY.
‘The U.S. has put an unwelcome mat at our front door,’ said Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research Group, which conducts travel research.”

-Bart Jansen, “Trump’s travel ban could cost $18B in U.S. tourism, analysis shows,” USA Today, March 29, 2017