International Turmoil Has Not Caused Travelers to Stay at Home

By Craig Tarasoff

Despite Ebola scares, ISIS threats, and a shrinking airline industry, US travelers have been flying at historic rates. The International Trade Administration is reporting that international trips by US citizens have risen 10% from just one year ago. Additionally, the Department of Commerce predicts that international travel to the United States has increased to record-breaking levels as well. This is certainly a welcome development after the decrease in international travel during the financial crisis. Bloomberg has the eye-opening numbers.