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The cost of Donald......

It was pretty obvious it would happen....  The antics of Trump and some of his policies (take barring certain people being barred at the border from entering the US as just one) has had its repercussions..... and likely to have more.

Like many Washington lobby groups, the US Travel Association was quick to congratulate the new president on his victory last November.
"We are encouraged that Mr Trump's extensive business and hospitality background will make him a ready and receptive ear," the trade organisation said. Upon the Republican's inauguration, the USTA's chief executive, Roger Dow, pledged the industry as a "capable, willing partner".
But almost immediately, things started to go sideways. A steady drumbeat of news and policy proclamations seemed likely to damage America's $US250 billion travel industry and its roughly 15 million US employees.

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