Coronavirus and Chinese travel to U.S.

The Coronavirus puts at risk travel from China to the U.S. In 2018, leaving out Canada and Mexico, China was the third largest source of visitors after the U.K. and Japan.  In “travel exports” including education, China was the largest purchaser at $34.6B, or 14% of total travel exports. (That’s above Canada and Mexico,) A sharp reduction in Chinese travel to the U.S. could have a big negative impact on the American tourist industry, not to say American colleges as well. (Source here.)

Chinese tourist traffic to the U.S. between 2005 and 2018 grew at an annual rate of over 70%. (Source: Statistica.)

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