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Wall Street Journal: "Aspen Needs Mexican Tourists" by Mike Kaplan

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"My company runs four ski areas, two hotels and more than a dozen restaurants in Aspen and Snowmass, Colo. At peak season, we employ roughly 4,000 people. Foreign visitors are crucial to our business—and we have a problem. Last year visitation to Aspen by Mexicans dropped 30% compared with the 2015-16 ski season. Bookings for 2017-18 aren’t looking much better. There are multiple reasons, but the xenophobia radiating from the Oval Office ranks at the top. As the head of the Mexico City public-relations firm that promotes Aspen in Mexico told us, 'The dollar has been strong, which makes travel to the U.S. expensive, but Trump is the No. 1 reason.'" Read more...

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