Travel Industry Yearns for Message of Hospitality from Trump Administration
June 27, 2018
Travel companies and organizations voiced opposition to the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Trump administration's travel ban, which affects seven countries, but hope that it will be accompanied by a message of welcome to the rest of the world.
"Instead of showing America is open for business, this decision sends the wrong message and could have a negative economic and cultural impact," said Peter Pantuso, CEO of the American Bus Association. "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."