Have you heard about the phenomenon known as the ‘Trump Slump’? A reduction in the number of people travelling to the USA due to their views of the current President.
We caught up with our friends and West Bridgford’s travel specialists at Just Journey who told us that the reasons for this slump could be attributable to the man over the pond who is currently in charge of the country. His policies may be the reason why people are choosing not to visit the USA.
Here’s what they had to say about this situation:
‘The demand for flights, holidays and all types of travel to the USA is down across the country, from visitors from all over the world. Some cities change in demand is down as much as 11%, whilst the most popular tourist cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami are slumping by around 6%.’
‘These figures may not seem too dramatic, but sources are saying that it is costing the US economy up to $190 million (equivalent to £140 million) per week.’
‘Whether the president is entirely to blame we are not certain, as we at Just Journey are only mere travel agents and we tend not to get involved in the politics of our destinations unless the Foreign Office requires us to of course!’
‘Our positive opinion is that this slump in travel to the USA means there are great deals to be had and that we can turn this ‘Trump Slump’ into the ‘Trump Hump’, or ‘Trump Bump’… we are still working on the slogan!’
‘Due to the massive decrease in travellers to the country, the USA is crying out for tourism, and the prices are reflecting this. Flight prices are down as much as 20%, and the hotel offers are remarkable.’
‘The offers we have at our finger tips are making the USA the destination for all. Las Vegas packages are as low as £350 per person, Flights to New York are starting at £1 (plus taxes), and California fly-drives start from a mouth-watering £500 per person.’
‘Now could be the time you have been waiting for to head out on the open road in a convertible and explore the cities, national parks, and coastlines of the 50 states.’
On the ground the value carries on, the exchange rate is approaching its pre-Brexit levels, and the local businesses are welcoming visitors with open arms with great deals on food, drink and attractions.
For us at Just Journey there is no more a diverse country, where there really is something for everyone. From skiing in the Rocky Mountains, to relaxing on the beaches of California, from experiencing the history and music in the deep south to shopping till you drop in the Big Apple, New York City.
‘We recently organised a great trip for some of our clients whose ambition was to try and experience as many modes of transport they could in the USA.’
‘Organising the flights, car hire and the Amtrak train were straightforward enough as they travelled along the historic Route 66, but the most interesting parts for us (and them!) was organising a trip on a classic paddle steamer on the mighty Mississippi, skimming along lagoons and marshes in a propeller powered air boat and soaring above the Grand Canyon in helicopter.’
Not many countries can offer a similar approach to a holiday, the possibilities are endless.
Pop in and see us in our offices in West Bridgford, drop us a message on Facebook, or give us a call so we can find the right holiday for you to the USA or anywhere.