For the first time since the economic crisis, international travel to the United States has dipped. According to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce
, there were 700.000 fewer international travelers who stayed at least one night in the first three months of 2017 than in the same time period the year before.
This is a drop of 4.2 percent to 15.8 million. 10.1 percent less tourists from European countries were counted, and Mexican arrivals dropped off 7.1 percent in the first quarter. According to market research firm Tourism Economics
, the drop caused a loss of nearly $2.7 billion in spending.