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TravelPulse Radio: Mark Murphy Discusses Donald Trump's Impact on Travel

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | November 16, 2016

TravelPulse Radio: Mark Murphy Discusses Donald Trump's Impact on Travel

PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump's surprising victory in last week's presidential election has dominated the news cycle and prompted a slew of reactions from the travel industry

To find out just what President-elect Trump means for travel, TravelPulse Radio co-hosts Tim Wood and Barry Kaufman posed the question to travAlliancemedia president and CEO Mark Murphy in this week's episode. 

"America wanted some change," said Murphy. "They wanted radical change. And it doesn't get more radical than electing someone who's never held public office and who's a complete outsider."

As for Trump's immediate impact on travel, Murphy anticipates "business as usual."

"The reality is that we've always had border security," said Murphy. "The wall is really a euphemism for saying we're going to have a controlled border."

Murphy also explores the potential impact of a Trump presidency on U.S. relations with Cuba and whether foreign travelers need to rush to the U.S. before Trump takes office. 

You can listen to the entire interview with Murphy (beginning at the 42:30 mark) and Episode 6 of TravelPulse Radio in its entirety below.

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