A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows there were fewer international travelers in the United States during the first few months of 2017 compared to the same time period in 2016.
The New York Times said: “New figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce show a drop in international visitors to the United States by close to 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. European countries were down 10.1 percent, and Mexico was off 7.1 percent in the quarter. The largest drops were from the Middle East and Africa. While US numbers decreased, trips to Canada are up 40 percent.”