Jun 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Travel to the U.S. rose in April

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The U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index shows that international travel to the U.S. grew by 4% in April, beating expectations for the month, per the AP. Any reactions to Trump's proposed travel bans would have shown up in April data, so this could indicate they may not be influencing people's travel decisions as much as some expected.

Why it matters: International travel boosts the U.S. economy, and this could signal that fears of a Trump-effect on travel were overblown. Plus, this reverses what happened between December 29 and February 1 when interest in travel to the U.S. dropped 17%, according to Hopper. (A map on that here.)

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