U.S. Tourism Faces Data Gap on Tariffs and Travel Ban Impact

Allen J. Schaben  / Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Chinese tourists tote merchandise as they shop at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, California, on March 29, 2013. At least one report said Chinese tourism to the U.S. has taken a hit since the two countries started skirmishing over tariffs. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Skift Take: The U.S. National Tourism & Trade Office’s lack of data on inbound tourism is looking increasingly like a politically motivated void the longer it persists even though insiders insist this isn’t the case.

— Dennis Schaal

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