Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:31 AM
Agent_86 (1,958 posts)
Uncertainty surrounding Trump's travel ban hurting airlines, U.S. tourism
Global Business Travel Association says $185 million dollars in business travel bookings were lost in the week following the executive order.
President Trump met with chief executives of several major U.S. airlines at the White House Thursday, after one airline CEO called the travel ban “divisive.”
President Trump signed the travel ban two weeks ago, blocking citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations in a move he says aims to make America safer. But even a hold on the executive order hasn’t stopped repercussions from spreading throughout the travel industry, which is now faced with uncertainty, confusion, and a loss of revenue as the issue continues to be battled in court, reports CBS News correspondent Peter Greenberg.
U.S. international airports have become the hub for thousands protesting President Trump’s travel ban. But the topic was notably absent during a meeting with Mr. Trump and aviation executives at the White House on Thursday, reports CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg.
In association with our partner carriers around the world a ban definitely impacts our bottom lines.
We have several universities in middle Tennessee with students from predominantly Muslim countries. Saudi Arabian students are, in my estimation, the most numerous. I see them every day flying to Riyadh and Dammam. The Egyptians, Jordanians, Iraqis, and Iranians seem to be mostly family travel with bags full of gifts. Libyans are uncommon in Nashville as are Yemenis, Somalians, and Sudanese.
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