ABA Releases Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Administration Travel Ban

In response to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Trump Administration's travel ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the United States, Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA), released the following statement.

“Instead of showing America is open for business, this decision sends the wrong message and could have a negative economic and cultural impact. While we agree the security of our nation is the number one priority, we also recognize security comes from having a strong thriving economy, which international tourism supports. In short, there needs to be a balance. In the wake of this ruling, the Administration still has the opportunity to clarify that the U.S. does welcome legitimate international travelers, and we hope it will consider further action to demonstrate America is truly "open for business”.”  

Motorcoach travel and tourism generates more than 1.4 million jobs in communities across the United States, paying more than $62 billion in wages and benefits.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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