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[Christopher Endy] Tourists have more influence on politics and foreign relations than you think
[Christopher Endy] Tourists have more influence on politics and foreign relations than you think
ViewpointsAug 19, 2022
As the United States sends stockpiles of weapons to Ukraine, another transatlantic mobilization is underway. Freed from two years of COVID restrictions, Americans are once again traveling in large numbers. Market observers have predicted a sixfold increase in American tourism to Europe. If you’re wondering what shipments of weapons and planeloads of tourists have in common, the answer is: Quite a bit. Tourism has long had a way of getting mixed up in international politics. Tourism is ea