How the Trump Administration Is Impacting International Travel

Survey shows that overseas travel plans of millennials are most likely to be affected By: Valerie Chen
President Trump’s policies could affect international travel. // © 2017 iStock
President Trump’s policies could affect international travel. // © 2017 iStock

The Details

In MMGY Global's latest "Travelhorizons" report, 43 percent of the 2,300 U.S. adults surveyed say the Trump Administration will impact international travel plans, while about 26 percent say it will have no impact. Additionally, at 56 percent, millennials comprise the generation with overseas travel plans most likely to be affected, compared to Gen Xers (33 percent), young baby boomers (15 percent), older boomers (29 percent) and matures (30 percent).

Why It Matters:
Though the surge in use of travel agents by millennials has been a recent cause for celebration, the mounting uncertainty in international relations could be a blow to that positive outlook. Also, with the recent travel ban, U.S. travelers are increasingly uncertain of how they will be received abroad. Fortunately, travel agents can help assuage any travel-related stresses and fears by offering alternatives to destinations where clients may feel uneasy.

Fast Facts:
- Fifty-two percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Republicans feel that the Trump administration will result in impact on their choice of international travel destinations.

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