President Trump’s policies could affect international travel. // © 2017 iStock
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.
- 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.