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4 Tips to Overcome the Drop in International Visitation

4 Tips to Overcome the Drop in International Visitation

The Global Business Travel Association predicts that the drop-off in tourism will likely result in 4.3 million fewer visitors this year, which adds up to a staggering loss of $7.4 billion in revenue for the US. (full article)

This isn't the first time those in the US experienced such a dramatic and sudden shift in visitation. Immediately following the events of 9/11, we saw an abrupt and substantial decline in tourists coming to the US from abroad.

Here are a four things I learned from the efforts we put in place to help NYC recover it's tourism market.

Paris launches tourist charm manual - CNN.com

Paris launches tourist charm manual - CNN.com

Type in "French are" into Google, and one of the top auto-complete items that pops down is "French are rude."

That exact phrase "French are rude" comes back with 93,000 Google results.

And France topped out a poll last year of rudest countries to travelers.

It's a common stereotype, but it could soon be inaccurate if a new 'charm-school' initiative pays off.

Tourists will no longer encounter surly waiters or boorish hotel staff, in Paris at least, if they apply the advice from a new tourist manual about befriending visitors, launched by the Paris tourist board and Paris Chamber of Commerce.