U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii:
“The Supreme Court’s eventual decision will provide clarity for federal agencies and travelers alike, no longer leaving doubt as to the effect of the travel ban on select countries.
“It is vital that the administration strikes a balance that protects our country while maintaining America’s tradition of welcoming visitors from abroad. International travel is crucial to communities across the U.S. and the president’s own goals for economic and job growth.
“It is our hope that the Trump administration will take the opportunity—upon the court’s ruling or sooner—to clearly express that the U.S. values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.”
U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.