Coconut Club Vacations Reviews the Recent Travel Alert's Impact on Tourism

A global travel alert issued by the U.S. Department of State may have an impact on tourism in countries around the world.

Dec 11, 2015, 07:00 ET from Coconut Club Vacations

BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Most have seen or at least heard of the recent travel alert issued by the U.S. Department of State. The warning, reminding travelers to be vigilant while traveling, came soon after the attacks on Paris that killed over 100 and injured hundreds more. What impact will this alert have on travel? Coconut Club Vacations reviews more about this and what it means for the global travel industry.

While many in the tourism and travel industry reported a decline soon after the alert was issued, those travelers Coconut Club Vacations spoke with, all remained positive and planned on continuing to travel during the holiday season. When asked if they were concerned about the warning, one traveler said, "I am always cautious about what is around me anyway and prefer to avoid large groups. I don't plan on changing anything about my trip."

This seems to be the consensus for many in the U.S. An estimated 99 million are expected to travel for the holiday season. According to AAA, this is the largest number of holiday travelers since 2009, up 4% from 2014.

To this point, no airlines or major railways have canceled or postponed scheduled departures, nor have any cruise lines discussed cancelling any trips. Furthermore, none are expected to however, the concern is that this could have far reaching consequences on countries reliant on tourism.

For more information about this alert, visit the U.S. Department of State at

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