U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Chinese government’s warning against travel to the U.S.:
“This is something we have seen regularly from the Chinese government, about every six months or so. This move would appear connected to the U.S.-China trade dispute.
“While it's too early to know the impact this might have on inbound travel from one of our top source markets, announcements such as this can have a chilling effect, so we will continue to monitor travel activity in the China market very closely.
“As we have before, we continue to urge both governments not to politicize travel for the reasons I have stated often: travel is incredibly valuable for both countries in terms of direct commercial activity and business relationships that have a broad downstream economic impact.”
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