What is the tourism outlook for 2019?

According to Kiplinger:

A record-breaking number of foreigners are expected to visit the U.S. in 2019. Nearly 84 million travelers are poised to visit, a 3.2% increase over 2018, according to government forecasters. By 2023, the number will reach 95 million.

U.S. visitors from India, Colombia and China will surge. Indian visitors will rise 46% over the next five years. For Colombia, 35%. China, 30%. Foreigners generally spend four times as much while traveling in the U.S. as Americans do.

Trade tensions and a cooling global economy loom as headwinds, though.

Tom Schuman is the senior vice president of communications & operations for the Indiana Chamber. He is also the editor of the Chamber’s award-winning BizVoice magazine and has been with the organization for 20 years.