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USA: Travel industry less vocal in opposition to 2nd travel ban

Author: Andrew Sheivachman, Skift (USA), Published on: 7 March 2017

"Travel Industry Reaction to Trump Travel Ban Is More Muted This Time", 6 Mar 2017

President Donald Trump signed a new version of his travel ban executive order on Monday, removing several...limitations that were affecting U.S. permanent residents and travelers who already have visas to enter the country.  The core of the travel ban, which limits the entry of travelers from...majority-Muslim countries, remains in place...[though]...Iraq, which was part of the previous order, isn’t banned in the new one...The travel industry has been more hesitant to respond forcefully to this executive order than it was in the aftermath of the previous order..."the Trump administration deserves some credit for the substantially more cautious and deliberate introduction of the revised executive order,” said U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow…The Global Business Travel Administration (GBTA) also released a lukewarm statement...The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) was similarly supportive of the new order...Expedia, Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated his dismay with the Trump administration's policies...TripAdvisor used the new ban to reiterate its support for refugees around the world.  [Also refers to Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)].

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