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Opinion: The trade war and its effect on international higher education

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2019  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The trade war and its effect on international higher education

It seems that the trade war between the United States and China is all about soybeans, cars and air conditioning units. What is often overlooked is that there is another export that has become hugely important for an entire sector of the U.S. economy — international students studying at American universities. The magnitude of the Read More →

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Apfelthaler: Landscape of hospitality careers changing

By   /  Friday, May 25th, 2018  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Apfelthaler: Landscape of hospitality careers changing

By Gerhard Apfelthaler Last year, Los Angeles County set another tourism record with 48.3 million visitors. In Ventura County, travel spending rose from roughly $1.1 billion in 2000 to $1.7 billion in 2016. In Santa Barbara County, the industry saw similar increases, from $1.3 billion to $2.1 billion. Local tax receipts related to travel spending Read More →

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