Travel Industry Yearns for Message of Hospitality from Trump Administration

Travel Industry Yearns for Message of Hospitality from Trump Administration
Travel Weekly
Johanna Jainchill
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."

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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.


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