U.S. security scares off foreign tourists

Posted Monday, March 12, 2007 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

According to figures from the Travel Industry Association of America, the number of travelers to the United States -- not including Canadians and Mexicans -- has dropped by 17 percent since 2001. Despite a record year for world tourism last year and a weak dollar against both the British pound and the euro, the number of visitors from Western Europe dipped by nearly three percent over the previous year.

Read more from Reuters via MSNBC.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:52 AM
Someone has finally noticed...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:44 AM
I think we had the same story last year too, so noticing and doing something about it are two different things!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:44 PM
"...proposals include hiring 250 more Customs and Border Protection agents to work in busy airport arrival halls, and in consulting theme park operator Disney for tips on line management."

At least it didn't say they consulted Six Flags. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:02 PM
Hey, Q-bot for border entry could eliminate the budget deficit. :)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:24 AM
I would think that really this effects Disney and the other Florida parks much more significantly than any other.

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