- A number of international travelers have decided against traveling to the U.S. due to fears of gun violence and other safety concerns.
- There have been 406 mass shootings and 19 mass murders reported in the U.S. as of August 8, per the Gun Violence Archive.
- As travelers do research while planning a trip, news reports play a role in their willingness to go, said one professor.
Ashley Tickner and his wife, Georgia, had been planning to visit the United States for their honeymoon in early 2021, but canceled the trip because of COVID-19 concerns. As the pandemic waned and the Surrey, England-based couple found ways to manage their health worries they started to plan a make-up trip for this year.