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US economic slowdown: Coming to an end or just beginning?



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Dear eTN reader,
Some are wondering whether the worst of the economic slowdown in the United States has passed or if it is just beginning. A tourism executive has gone as far as making the current economic climate in the US the subject of a joke. Joking or not, however, one thing is clear—the economic crisis in the US has had very little impact on the Middle East tourism industry, according to recently released figures. Click to today’s lead story to read what tourism executives are saying about the correlation between the US economic slowdown and the Middle East’s tourism success.
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eTN Lead Story
US economic slowdown: Coming to an end or just beginning?
By Hazel Heyer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (eTN) - When Jean-Claude Baumgarten, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, sounded as though he was just joking, he truly wasn’t. He warned the US to take heed of the signs of the times sometime in January. He left with this remark: “In the past, when America sneezes, Europe catches a cold and the ... read more

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Fuse leaves tourists high and dry

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