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Old February 17th, 2005, 11:21 PM
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"George Greene" wrote in message
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That "hassle factor" is a major one to me......basically, unless we're
talking 2 full days of driving or more, we're going to be making the trip

by
car, and not plane. Way too many unneccessary "dog & pony show" security
features, not to mention the capriciousness(different rules w/every
screener)of it all.

George


Are you driving across the border? From where? I've crossed into the US
from both Mexico and Canada post-9/11. Of course, I'm a citizen, but the
process didn't seem any more onerous than the usual garbage I go through
when I fly home from international travel. I agree that it's a dog-and-pony
show, but I'm not sure that it's so horrible that it, alone, is a reason for
avoiding the US (though I can think of other reasons just now). You do
know, don't you, that once you're in the US, there are no more security
checks if you're driving (except occassional checks on I-5 just north of San
Diego looking for illegal aliens).


Juliana L Holm wrote in message
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The Washington Post's article this morning on this topic noted that

issue
as twofold, both the distaste for American actions and the hassle factor
of the new security procedures.

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Julie






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Old February 18th, 2005, 12:14 AM
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care if
he was offending people. People were offended.

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Old February 18th, 2005, 12:14 AM
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care if
he was offending people. People were offended.

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Old February 18th, 2005, 12:32 AM
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"Dave Smith" wrote in message
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of

potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few

other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care

if
he was offending people. People were offended.


Exactly.




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Old February 18th, 2005, 12:32 AM
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"Dave Smith" wrote in message
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of

potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few

other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care

if
he was offending people. People were offended.


Exactly.




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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:14:35 -0500, Dave Smith
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care if
he was offending people. People were offended.


Hey! No tourism dip here! Everyone is still clamoring to come see New
York, especially Europeans who can shop cheaply.

But then we didn't vote for Bush.

Brian
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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:14:35 -0500, Dave Smith
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PTravel wrote:



The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


Remember when Bush was running down France, Germany, Canada a few few other
countries that wouldn't join his dirty little war? He didn't seem to care if
he was offending people. People were offended.


Hey! No tourism dip here! Everyone is still clamoring to come see New
York, especially Europeans who can shop cheaply.

But then we didn't vote for Bush.

Brian
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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:20 AM
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and their are europeans all over the ski slopes of vermont/nh.......

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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:20 AM
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and their are europeans all over the ski slopes of vermont/nh.......

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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:47 AM
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The article assumes that the dip in tourism is the result of security
procedures. Isn't it also possible that the dip is the result of
potential
tourists' distaste for recent American actions on the world stage?


More than possible. I just finished watching a regular TV show, World
Business. I think it is based in the UK. One of their stories featured
that problem, that top American brand names are suffering reduced
sales in the last two years. A marketing / public opinion firm queried
the public and it was confirmed that people are buying fewer American
branded products because of American foreign policy.


Casey


 




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