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ISIS Terrorism in Europe is Hurting Tourism

An insightful New York Times piece [1] on how the Islamic State-inspired terrorism is dampening Europe’s tourism industry, if not decimating it:

In France, growth in nightly hotel room bookings after the Paris attacks [2] fell to single digits from 20 percent. After the Brussels bombings, bookings went negative, and after Nice, bookings fell by double digits, said Mark Okerstrom, the chief financial officer of Expedia, a global travel website.

“We haven’t seen a bounceback,” he said. “What we don’t know for certain is whether there’s an overall dampening impact to global travel, or to Europe specifically.”