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Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The aftermath of President Trump’s travel ban targeting nationals of 7 Muslim countries might not have held up in court, but it is sure to keep many people opting out of travel to the U.S. This order from Trump brought a swift decline in the number of worldwide tourists looking forward to visit the U.S. Many from the tourism industry are of the opinion that this order could be damaging to the US tourism sector, which is almost like the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Since President Trump signed the executive orders on January 27 this year, online booking websites reported that flight searches from international points of origin to the U.S. were down by about 6% to 17%. The travel ban has sure sent a negative message to the world. To quote David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism, “The US is in danger of taking the same path it took after Sept. 11, which led to a decade of economic stagnation in the travel and tourism sector.”