Friday, November 02, 2007

"Unwelcoming" U.S. and tourism decline

What do you think about this? This article discusses the sharp decline in tourism since the 9/11 attacks. Visitors to our country feel unwelcome.

"Travelers around the world feel the US entry experience is among the world's worst," well, sure, if you come into NYC. Ever flown into JFK from overseas? It's the pits whether you're a tourist or a citizen. And I'm not sure if entry was a better experience before 9/11, or if people's perceptions colored their experience.

1 comment:

ukrainiac said...

May I ask which ones ARE fun and welcoming? The job at the border isn't to make everyone feel quite at home...it's simply to check documents. I've been in airports with oozies on full display as guards patrol the waiting areas. Good grief!