How Donald Trump affects tourism

We look at how Trump will affect tourism to the US and why it may not be so bad.

How Donald Trump affects tourism

The election of Donald Trump as US President has many people running for the hills. And while some may choose to boycott all things ‘US’, there may be no better time to head to the US than under Mr Trump’s reign.

The simple fact is, Donald Trump built his career on tourism. If there’s one thing at which he may be competent, it’s tourism. As ETB Travel News reports, Trump may well be the most tourism-savvy President in American history.

Mr Trump has developed hotels, golf courses, resorts and casinos, both in the US and around the globe. And although a few haven’t been viable commercially, he has set an extremely high standard in service, luxury and comfort.

During his election campaign, the President-elect said he would focus on improving transport infrastructure and upgrading gateway airports, which he declared are currently well below world standard.

Trump’s plans to upgrade infrastructure is part of his scheme to increase employment as well as generate tourism to the States.

Around 77.5 million travellers visited the US in 2015. And although it is the second-most visited destination in the world behind Paris, the USA ranks number one in world tourism income. With improvements to infrastructure and transport, Mr Trump hopes to make the USA the world’s most visited tourism destination within a few years.

Mr Trump’s comments about immigration, especially towards Mexicans, may not have made him many friends south of the border, which, considering Mexican tourists comprise 18.4 million legal arrivals each year, may not help his aspirations of making the US the world’s most visited country. He also has inflammatory opinions, about Muslims for example, which could mean airlines such as Emirates and Etihad limit connections to the country.

There are also questions as to whether the US will tighten visa entry requirements.

The British press has speculated that many Brits may boycott the US simply because they despise Trump. In fact, market research agency, Euromonitor, postulated a bleak outlook for US tourism after a Trump victory, while other travel speculators say tourism from countries such as Korea, Japan, China, Slovenia and Russia will actually increase.

Whatever the case, Mr Trump’s rise to the top of the pile shouldn’t have any real effect on Australians wanting to visit the States. If anything, it will be an interesting time to tour the US.

Read more at ETB Travel News.

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    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    10:27am
    Foget the man The Ideas that Trump has is what we in Ozz USED TO HAVE before this mambny pamby PC rubbish took centre stage. The good thing about trump is that he has boosted the confidence of business- which means jobs- in USA. Who cares if he is a loud mouth- so are a few Ozzies I could name. We need another Trump here before our "over generous" welfare system attracts the rest of the world's scum.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    11:16am
    All good points apart from the social security system being blamed for the malaise of the nation - it is the policies that create the need for the social security system that are the problem. Don't shoot the messenger.

    You can't blame the SS system for the immigration policies, that process and approve many who go on it.

    Perhaps we should be billing those nations from which refugees are processed and approved, who then find no jobs or go on DSP due to stress etc of their warzone home. Send them an annual bill and let them know that if they wish to govern in some ratbag way, they may do so and pay for those they displace.

    If every country receiving refugees did that, maybe some change would come about... the hip pocket always has greater influence than reason and decency.
    Retired Knowall
    28th Dec 2016
    12:44pm
    How are you going bill them?
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    1:12pm
    Might have to sanction them until they pay up....

    Now, then, Ayatollah Ko-Meanie - what about that bill for Iranian refos before we give you our lovely aid package?
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    1:13pm
    RK - you should never tie down an excellent policy move in facts and realities... God, man - where you bin?
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:20pm
    You are such a right wing elitist crony Oars uttering all the sick BS which comes from this current bad bad government.
    FYI:

    1. confidence alone will not help business in the US and they already have taxes which our moguls can only dream of....but are working towards.
    2. Our welfare system does not rank in the top 20 in the world. It is anything other than over generous....and if you and this government had your ways you would throw sick and poverty stricken Australians onto the streets just like happens in America. This is not the Australian way despite people like you.
    3. The only thing which will hold up tourism in the US is a low $US. My wife and I are heading to Europe this year for that very reason!
    4. We already have "another Trump". His name is Malcolm Turnbull and there are others as bad as this useless piece of flesh in the Party waiting their turn. What we need is leader who cares about the country and who is not tied to election funding from vested business interests like a mortgagee to a bank.

    I feel sorry for you Oars. What a fate to think like you do, but you are not alone. All I can say is I hope you fall on hard times, your wealth friends desert you and you need a help. At that time you may become a REAL human being rather than a reflection of a modern Liberal Party supporter. Happy New Year!
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    4:15pm
    Then Mick in your opinion everyone who supports a job creating policy are "right wing politically inclined Liberals". Then in that case you forget that over 60% of Austrlian voters are all "right wing politically inclined Liberals, all with millionaire manszions and feeding on the vulnerability of the 40 % remainder. Howe thick. That is why you LEFTIES are so bitter about progress. The Unions lose their power when the community all have jobs. Instead of slinging mud at your critics, try sitting back in your rocking chair and try to THINK- it may be a new experience- you died in red lefty. God help Ozz if YOU ever have any real influence.
    MICK
    29th Dec 2016
    8:57am
    "Jobs and growth' is simply a lie like many of the other slogans. I support real job growth and an honest discussion needs to begin with WHY this government continues insane job destroying policies which send jobs to the third world in return for substandard goods and services. And then there are the 100,000 457 visas which are all about than cutting more Australians out of a job.
    Perhaps I am a leftie but I AM AN AUSTRALIAN, not a mongrel business person working for the 1%. That is what gets up my nose with comments like yours. You are a part of the 15 working for your mates, not Australians as a nation.
    In regards to the falling Liberal voting base this is for one reason and one reason alone: your end of town owns and controls the media and people are easily farmed. That is why coalition governments have been in power for 16 out of the past 20 years. Work it out....as if you do not already know that.
    Your comments about Labor defy the fact that all the real changes in society have come from this side of politics as bad as it can sometimes be. Your end only has interest in one issue: lower taxes and plundering average citizens. Hence the sick move to cut tax rates for the top end again and telling the sheep that this is Trickle Down Economics....a term invented by the wealthy to justify the worst of policies, the ones which have failed so miserably in the US where the 15 own 90% of everything.
    I do really feel sorry for your type Oars. You have no empathy other than for yourself and your own family and that is a tragedy.
    Happy New Year and may the Lord not bring misfortune to you being what you are. Cheers.

    28th Dec 2016
    10:53am
    Trump, I believe, will provide a no-nonsense government without pandering to the loudmouth minorities like The government does in Australia. He may talk a lot, but Trump, unlike paly-Maly, he will DO something - not like our Innovation Republican talk and promise machine p.m. (p.m. meaning nighttime, lights out, and no one at home). Absolutely pathetic! No hope!
    Rosret
    28th Dec 2016
    12:20pm
    Last time I checked the USA was a democracy. Trump is not their dictator and one would hope congress will continue to listen and evaluate everyone's needs and prioritize the demands.
    The USA has been running a capitalistic system with minimal intervention. Hence the mega salaries, off shore trading, out sourced labor, share holder driven decisions etc.
    Now the divide between rich and poor has become so significant the people are angry and they voted for a whole heap of lies in the hope of change.
    Lets wait and see. The world now stands in a most volatile position.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    1:15pm
    Rosret, if they're anything like our lot (they are), they'll either believe that the best interests of the people reside in promoting big business or in pushing some myth of equality by enforced numbers.
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    1:16pm
    Rosret
    What do you mean "let's wait and see"? Those types of lazy , arms folded, "let -the other bloke do it" attitudes are why the great OZZis under negative pressure nowadays. We used toi be the "lucky country"- not any more. Our "ship" is overloaded with non-paying passengers, and the rowers are getting tired. Those comments are like trying to swim against a strong current with a bucket tied to your back. Why don't you say " Gee, I want to see Trump do what he said he would, and I'll get behind him in the meantime ". See what an attitude will do ?
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:23pm
    Eddie: just have a look at the people Trump is putting into positions of power. They're mostly billionaires.
    Don't expect that Trump will do anything other than betray the people who voted for him and send the last 10% of national wealth to the top end through more tax cuts. If you think otherwise I think you may also being getting a visit from the Tooth Fairy. AIn't happening. Please remind me down the track if I have it wrong!
    Rosret
    28th Dec 2016
    4:32pm
    Oars - we have to stand back and see because we are Australian and not American. All we have seen is a barrage of lies and mistruths. He is a puffed up Alpha male and a Bully. Never ever would I vote for someone like him. I am not sitting on the fence at all. I am giving democracy a chance and hoping beyond all odds that this man will not destabilize diplomacy, peace in our region, the economy and world trade.
    I have never been so proud and thankful to live in Australia.
    Is that sitting on the fence. I think not.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    5:02pm
    Just to continue my theme above - Labor is stagnated on its 'social programs' and thus has clearly demonstrated to the voting public that it has little to no interest in them or their concerns or even their needs.

    It will remain that way, even if it 'wins' by default next election around due to the utter incompetence of the LNP in government, while ever it is run by namby-pamby feminists and social scientists and 'equalists by force' and by special interest groups - which includes SOME - but not all - aspects of Unionism as it currently stands (the core values of Unionism remain the same - protecting the best interests of their members - guess that means there are core and non-core values (greebs/rolls eyes).

    Labor, like the LNP, has zero solid policy platform for the future - only more and more and more of the same nonsense that has brought this country low for forty years now - ever since the emasculation of the workforce begun under an LNP government.

    THAT is why Labor failed at the last election when they should have romped in.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    6:08pm
    MICK, I desperately hope that you are wrong - with all due respect, of course. The problem (one of them, anyway) in the U.S. (and here, needless to say) is the great shortage of political talent. I would rather take my chances with him rather than that evil, conniving witch Clinton.
    Gra
    30th Dec 2016
    5:39pm
    All this negative crap about Trump - pedalled by the media, Obama and the Democrats, then swallowed by millions. Has any of the devastation they forecast occurred? Nothing other than the riots by the idiots who won't accept the result of the election because it didn't go their way. The share market was going to crash - bothered to check your share values recently? Mine have increased in value considerably. Other countries were going to be on a war footing - the only person stirring trouble is Obama. The fact the incumbent President is left in control AFTER the election is ridiculous, as Obama has proceeded to do, there is too much opportunity for the ousted President or political party to cause trouble.

    28th Dec 2016
    11:09am
    WetBack Tours looks like (gasps) going into liquidation - apart from that - I doubt The Trump will cause any change to tourism to the US. Some people seem to think that some kind of evil ogre has taken over Amerika - his policies are more user-friendly to the 'little man' - whereas, for instance, Reagonomics had a dire impact on the 'middle classes', and his basic push is for America first.

    In this day and age, while that may not be PC - it is the only viable way to go in this changing world, which to me, grows darker by the day with its silly 'global economy' and the blatant rape of nations by OffShore Enterprises, and is headed for a new Armageddon.

    The difference between former Armageddons and this one is that we of the West, have 'culturally assimilated' the largest population on Earth and have armed them with industrial might instead of rice balls, so the next Armageddon will be a big one.

    (In one of my book series, I've put off the confrontation between the US/West and China - last book in the series ends with China building a 'great wall' across California, having invaded the West Coast to remove the Empire that arose there to aid the US - and now settling in to stay)... the US/China conflict was the next series.... once I finish renovating the house.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    12:17pm
    Mystic Muslim Meanderings (Tours) Inc. has also closed up shop in the U.S. and relocated somewhere in a secret location in the Middle East.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    1:19pm
    Dang it - where will they get their flying lessons?
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:26pm
    Tourism is highly correlated to the local currency TREBOR. If Trump causes the $US to devalue further then tourist will flood in. If the dollar rises they will continue to dry up. My wife and I have holidayed in the US for the past 5 years. We have Europe booked for 2017 with no intention of going back to the US until the currency devalues again.
    This may happen sooner rather than later. I am informed that the US is moving to a digital currency beginning January 2017 and that this will send shockwaves through the US economy. Maybe tourism will then boom. We'll see.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:47pm
    I hope the US dollar get dumped - got a few friends in the US I want to catch up with... and a visit to The Wall in Washington...

    I'm already on a glass wall and I'm not even deceased yet... life's funny like that.
    Gra
    30th Dec 2016
    5:46pm
    Digital currency Mick? I thought that was what Dollars and Cents was all about. Have fun with the Euro, currently worth less than the US Dollar.
    grounded
    28th Dec 2016
    11:38am
    The 'progressive experts' are at it again. First off, they said he would never win the GOP nomination...then he would NEVER be President of the United States...and now, no one will visit the United States.

    Lol, the British despise him, the Mexicans don't like him....and 'it could mean' that the Emirates and Etihad will limit flights to the US. In the first twelve months of his Presidency, the truth....cold reality will be, that the US will enjoy an upsurge in inbound international visitors...thanks to one very tangible fact...Donald is the President of the US. Watch this space!

    Poor demented 'progressive' lefties....when will they ever learn....the US voting majority are totally done with whining, whinging minorities.

    Go get'em Donald...another couple of dozen Trump Tower Inns will urgently be needed to accommodate the millions more, who will be clamouring to visit, and watch you Make America Made Great Again....
    Tom Tank
    28th Dec 2016
    12:02pm
    Strangely the U.S. voting majority, by a large margin, wanted Clinton as President it was due to the electoral voting system that Trump won.
    It would be wise to hold opinion on Trump until we find out what he will actually do rather than what he has said he will do.
    He certainly tapped a vein of serious discontent in the U.S., as Brexit did in the U.K., but it would be a mistake to assume that Trump will seriously tackle the reasons for that discontent.
    Some of his appointments do give rise for concern as to the direction he will take the U.S. but we will have to bide our time and see what actually happens.
    Sen.Cit.90
    28th Dec 2016
    12:40pm
    Hi Grounded,
    Where did the statement that the British despise him come from? I would presume that the millions of Brits that voted out of the EU would consider him a good thing!
    Retired Knowall
    28th Dec 2016
    12:49pm
    If you have travelled the US in the last 10 - 15 years and seen the THOUSANDS living in their cars you wouldn't have been surprised by a Trump election.
    particolor
    28th Dec 2016
    1:22pm
    I'm so on your side Grounded :-)
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    1:23pm
    Tom Tank- you and Rosret should compare notes. Both of you are "stand- back and watchers" rather than getting positive and getting off your collective "tails" . You enjoy the luxury of a free opinion- which is merely a reflection of your negative attitude and lack of "having a go" which is what the past OZ was all about. How old are you Tom ?
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:27pm
    Nothing to do with Trump, at least not directly anyway. Everything to do with the $US.
    grounded
    28th Dec 2016
    7:41pm
    @aSen.Cit.84. From within the Post itself...the Post that brought forward these threads. Obviously, like so many, you don't read the Posts.

    From the near finishing paragraph..."The British Press................
    Tom Tank
    28th Dec 2016
    10:05pm
    I know nothing of your background Oars but I spent over 50 years in the workforce in engineering and one of the first things learnt is to firstly take nothing for granted until it proves it will work and is safe.
    The second thing is identify a problem before rushing in with a quick fix.
    My comments on Trump are based upon these two fundamental lessons.

    I have to assume you adopt the "bull at a gate" approach, based upon your statements. If you think I am a stand back and watch person this absolutely proves you nothing about me.
    I also suspect you did not understand what I had said about Trump and perhaps you have not followed his various utterances and how often he has backtracked on them, then tried to qualify them and so on.
    I will try to explain very simply the gist of what I said earlier.
    Let's wait and see what he actually does and don't judge him on what he has said to date.
    Personally I have bad feelings about the man but perhaps I am wrong, I certainly hope so but lets wait and see.
    Pamiea
    28th Dec 2016
    11:46am
    I love the States and when I visit again I will be going because I love their country not to visit Donald Trump. I personally think we are going to be surprised by this man. I certainly hope so.
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    1:27pm
    Pamiea -thanks for your positive attitude. The USA is massive and needs a BIG thinker to get their wheels back into top gear again. We will probably get a free military up in Darwin to keep the Temor Straights clear" of U -know- who !
    Thanks again for a positive attitude. We could all take head.
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:29pm
    What about at $AU 1.00 = $US 0.60 ?

    The US may be large Oars but most of it is not exactly worth seeing.
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    1:33pm
    Mick- you are out of bed early. The latest dollar prediction is AUD to USD about 50c. Half the value, and wages being strained by your mates in the OZZ Unions.
    Pushkin2
    28th Dec 2016
    1:44pm
    Haven't we had enough surprises? Many people feel the world has slipped back to the 1930"s. We can only hope Trump will be enough of a businessman to not Twitter the economy into a depression or trigger WW III!
    Tom Tank
    28th Dec 2016
    10:10pm
    It would appear Oars that you are unaware of the large US Marine base in the NT so thy are there already.
    At the same time Darwin Harbour is now under the control of the Chinese.
    I leave it to you to check that out.
    Anonymous
    29th Dec 2016
    12:04am
    A few Chinese 'management' personnel will be brushed aside in two seconds.....
    MICK
    29th Dec 2016
    9:00am
    If you and your mates had your way Oars Australian workers would get a cup of rice. This is the game plan and the marginalisation of jobs is the start of this rout. You should feel proud of yourself.
    Seen any real Australians around at the club lately?
    Tom Tank
    29th Dec 2016
    11:24am
    Very true Trebor but by whom? US or Chinese military?
    Gra
    30th Dec 2016
    5:56pm
    What about you get with the times Mick. How long ago was the US $ at 60c? Currently the Aussie $ is valued at US 72.3c compared to the Euro at 68.7
    KSS
    28th Dec 2016
    11:49am
    The only thing that will affect people's decision to go to America or not will be exchange rates.

    Who goes anywhere and thinks about the effect of the 'ruler', 'President', 'Prime Minister', 'Ruling Party', etc may or may not have on their holiday as long as the flight is on time, their hotel room is ready, and they can get drinks with little umbrellas 24hrs a day.
    Rosret
    28th Dec 2016
    12:28pm
    North Korea.
    Syria.
    Russia.

    There are a few more.
    USA are still our allies - I hope.
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:30pm
    Correct KSS.
    Oars
    28th Dec 2016
    1:30pm
    You missed out Nu Zulind ! They had a ruler who got dole-bludgers some work. Is that OK ?
    Oldman Roo
    28th Dec 2016
    4:19pm
    My experience in life , at an advanced age ,has taught me not to delay travel to a country too long , waiting for a favourable exchange rate , as one may no longer be around nor fit to travel when the financial side looks good .
    MICK
    29th Dec 2016
    9:02am
    The biggest bludgers in the country are the rich. They take by the truckload and produce very little in many cases. That's why they pay their political party to not do away with taxpayer subsidised investment tools like negative gearing.
    Rosret
    28th Dec 2016
    12:10pm
    The people of the United States are the same people they were in 2015. I am sincerely praying that he doesn't trigger catastrophic events that will turn the clock back. I love the USA, its natural geographical features, its amazing commercial provision for trading and their friendliness. However the people are parochial. As a society they know very little of the world, they have a terrible racially prejudiced undercurrent, unbelievable gun laws and severe jail sentencing, an enormous divide between rich and poor, a profit making medical system, a multitude of warped bible religions - shall I continue.
    Trump isn't part of the solution - he and his capitalistic greed is the problem. However - would I visit the USA. Of course, its amazing - now is the time to go because in four years it may not.
    particolor
    28th Dec 2016
    1:30pm
    Obama and Hillary were laying the groundwork to turn the Country back 1,400 years !! :-( :-(
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:47pm
    If I may add to that:

    1. Most Americans are brain dead like not unlike our own masses. That's why the bottom 20% are severely poverty stricken whilst the top 1% own 90% of everything and are still crowing about paying too much tax.
    2. The society is a very business conscious society and does that bit extremely well. I discovered early on that many Americans who want to be your friend actually want to do business with you and/or want something from you. I am quite wary about Americans more generally these days.
    You might want to also consider that Americans have a huge advantage in the business stakes. Having the world reserve currency is an unbelievable advantage..and then Americans have raked up debt which they have no intention of ever repaying, at least not in 'today' currency.

    I too admire the country but have been shifting my view for some time as I stand by and watch governments abuse average citizens whilst condoning massive frauds and manipulation in currency and precious metals markets. And that's before one even looks at the huge Mutual Funds which drive foreign company stock prices through the floor and then snap it up dirt cheap, etc.

    28th Dec 2016
    12:18pm
    Is Don. Is Good.
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:47pm
    Don is Trump?
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:49pm
    Not the Trump of Doom I hope....
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:50pm
    Is Trump. Is Good.
    Charlie
    28th Dec 2016
    12:51pm
    Only thing that would affect me is the dollar exchange rate, I wouldn't give Donald Trump a thought. I mean, that's if I had any money to begin with.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:50pm
    Oh, I dunno - he might be worth a viewing from the grandstand as he performs.... kind of a circus act.
    lauren
    28th Dec 2016
    12:56pm
    Please don't worry about Trump, Media, New Age, Greenies, take a bex and a good lie down.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    6:50pm
    Bex is NOT betta.

    28th Dec 2016
    12:58pm
    Tourists will travel to a destination if the costs are affordable and the internal travel and accommodation are acceptable. Those areas in the US which are popular with tourists already have things to do, good accommodation and good places to eat and I can't see how Trump can improve on them.
    MICK
    28th Dec 2016
    1:48pm
    Correct. That is why 2017 will see us in Europe rather than our more normal US destination.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:11pm
    poor old europe, another red this time in the bed!
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    5:08pm
    Mick is one of those 'lefties' who are hardly left at all, but rather in the centre, and is nothing but one of those ordinary people who expect nothing more - that happens to be the majority if the people, who, quite frankly, are sick and tied of being treated as expendable serfs by both Labor and LNP, and also by the 'Greens' etc - than a fair go and a fair return for their efforts, loyalty, and integrity.

    If that's 'red' then I must be Vlad Lenin... ...

    Do get a life heemie - this kind of thing grows old...
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    6:54pm
    Trebor, he is still in the same rut. Must have gotten out of the restraints again. Always a rude word - for everyone and everything.
    Anonymous
    29th Dec 2016
    12:06am
    Some days, though, it's just not worth chewing through the restraints. Maybe this is one of them - and we are all restrained in some way.... what was it that guy said?

    We are all someone's N**ger in one way or another.

    Maybe a harsh word now and then will awaken the sleeping dragon....
    Anonymous
    29th Dec 2016
    12:30am
    One can only hope. Have a great and safe New Year.
    Oldman Roo
    28th Dec 2016
    3:59pm
    I can only think there will be a growth in the number of Tourists visiting the USA . At last they have a man who means well and is governing in the best interest of America and I would like to meet him during a visit and shake hands - all things that I can not say about the leaders of our country .
    Babs
    28th Dec 2016
    4:11pm
    Trump has been elected the next President and he has already attracted American businesses back home which means more employment. People need to get a life and stop the negativity. Obama has made the US very unsafe and his attitude to the police is pathetic. Unfortunately our police force is being treated the same way by the leaders of this country. Let them do their job without being restricted in the job that they do Babs
    Retired Knowall
    28th Dec 2016
    4:44pm
    One of Donald's first acts was to tell A/C manufacturer Carrier that if they move their manufacturing to Mexico he would impose a 35% tariff on all their A/C units coming into the US. The Carrier management backflip was instantaneous. Do you think our Govt. would ever do the same with our manufacturers going offshore?
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:53pm
    Police force? How does that get into the discussion? If you're talking about the Feds, I've already stated that a contracted Commissioner (and that applies to State level as well) is in the invidious position of serving two masters - the Law and the government of the day - since his contracted position is open to pressure from government of the day.

    No man can serve two masters... so our Police Commissioners across the board - and all senior public servants - must make a solid declaration that they are first and foremost for their duty to either Law or Service to the people - and that their independence from government, brought low by Wee Johnnie Howard The Fascist - is not open to suborning or pressure or any other force exercised by government to compel obedience.

    Thank you for coming.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    5:13pm
    When I get time - I'm working on a book with the working title:- "The Rape Of Australia".... you'll get it one day, not the book - the concepts involved.

    28th Dec 2016
    4:21pm
    Personally I will go where I want the exchange rate is a concern but I won"t let it stop me because none of them are favourable at the moment except for a few obscure county's.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    4:56pm
    I do recall telling everyone to travel when the OzDol was running at about $1.21 US....
    Not Amused
    28th Dec 2016
    5:49pm
    Go the Trumpster. He's reviving western virtues of striving for success and prosperity. He's making America Great Again and that won't mean an increase in tourism but it will lead to an increase in confidence - they are taking their country back just like the Brits are taking theirs back. And with the help of Pauline Hanson and REAL conservatives especially if Turnbull realises his self-serving political ambitions are detested by a big number of Australians, we will grab the global jump to the right and take our country back too. Mainstream media no longer rules.
    Anonymous
    28th Dec 2016
    8:36pm
    The greatest positive hopes I've read all day!
    PIXAPD
    30th Dec 2016
    7:00am
    Make America great again>...was it ever great in the first place? I mean in the eyes of Americans they are the 'best' but that's a lot of nonsense. Maybe they are taught that at school and grow up thinking they are the only nation on the planet.... I have at times tried to encourage Americans that IF they leave the USA they will not fall off the end of their known world, that there are other nations out there. Some have become hobbits and gone on adventure, whilst others tremble and do not want to fall of the edge of the World. BUT Great? don't think so, full of BS perhaps but NOT great.

    1st Jan 2017
    4:57pm
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    I'm sorry if this good news will upset a few lefties.
    Here’s what Apple plans to do:
    • Invest about $30 billion in capital expenditures in the United States over the next five years.
    • Create more than 20,000 new jobs in the United States, a 24 percent increase from the roughly 84,000 employees in the country currently.
    • Issue stock-based bonuses worth $2,500 to employees, according to Bloomberg.


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