he 1.2% year-on-year decline followed a “disappointing” June performance which saw the sector’s six-month trend fall below zero for the first time since September 2015, the US Travel Association revealed.

And the association projects that international inbound travel growth will remain negative over the next six months.

Factors contributing to the market-share slide include the continued strength of the US dollar, prolonged and rising trade tensions and stiff competition from rivals for tourism business.