U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's ruling against President Trump's executive orders on visa issuance:
"We agree with the court that there are significant interests at stake here. We add to that list of interest the millions of jobs supported by travel across America.
"Over the past two weeks, our members have voiced their concerns about how an unintended consequence of this executive order could be a reduction in both international leisure and business travel to the United States. Destinations large and small depend on these visitors to sustain local businesses and jobs.
"That said, we stand with the administration, Congress and law enforcement officials, as we all remain vigilant during an era of constantly changing global security dynamics. As always, we believe in striking a balance that places a premium on both security and our nation’s history as a welcoming place for travelers from around the globe."
U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.