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    we need foreign exchange

    Hello to all,

    I want to talk about the advantages of tourism. I want to convey the idea that tourists spend foreign currency which is useful for the economy of the host country.

    How can I express this idea in an eloquent way?

    Foreign tourists bring foreign currency to the host country.

    Obviously something better can be said.

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    #2

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Perhaps:

    Tourists spend money here, and that's good for the economy.
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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    A very good phrasal verb to use when talking about contributions made to an economy is bring in. Another good verb is contribute.

    Foreign visitors bring in a lot of money to the host country.

    I don't think you really want to talk about 'currency', do you? I think you're really talking about money, right? A currency is just the form in which money is represented in a particular economic system.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 29-Oct-2019 at 22:19.

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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Right now my country is cut off from financial system of the world due to some problems.

    I want to put emphasis that tourists bring dollar and spend it here. So I want to focus on the foreign exchange part.

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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Perhaps:

    Tourists bring dollars here, and that's good for the economy.
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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Right now my country is cut off from financial system of the world due to some problems.

    I want to put emphasize [AmE spelling] that tourists bring dollars and spend it them here. So I want to focus on the foreign exchange part.
    Say they bring hard currency. It's fine to use "currency" here because that's the main point.
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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Say they bring hard currency. It's fine to use "currency" here because that's the main point.
    So this is fine? :

    Foreign tourists bring foreign currency to the host country.

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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Right now my country is cut off from financial system of the world due to some problems.

    I want to emphasize that tourists bring dollars and spend them here. So I want to focus on the foreign exchange part.
    Perhaps:

    We want tourists to come here and spend money.

    I'm not sure why you want to emphasize that those people are foreigners.
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    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Perhaps:

    We want tourists to come here and spend money.

    I'm not sure why you want to emphasize that those people are foreigners.
    If your country is subject to severe international sanctions, every foreign tourist brings in some hard currency which can be used to buy imports. The same principle applied in the old Iron Curtain countries of the Soviet bloc, but it was self-imposed: those countries had an economic system that made their currencies practically worthless for foreign trade outside of the bloc.
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