Huder: On Federal Shutdown Affecting Travelers

Christopher Elliott for the Washington Post explores how the federal government shutdown is affecting travelers around the United States.

“When a gridlocked Congress shuttered vast sections of the federal government on Oct. 1 and furloughed 800,000 workers, its decision touched tourists in unexpected ways, from abruptly canceling a camping trip in a national park to foiling a destination wedding. It drained visitors from popular attractions, causing hotel occupancy rates to plummet and hurting other travel-related businesses.”

Senior Fellow Josh Huder was asked for comment on the public’s awareness of what role the government plays in travel.

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