U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement:
"Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns are a fact of life for travelers. It’s essential that changes be clearly communicated, and also continually reassessed to ensure that they remain relevant—and that disruption to legitimate travel is kept to a minimum.
"The American travel community continues to feel that both security and economic objectives could benefit from hearing that these policy moves are tailored to specific vulnerabilities. The world should hear that they are not intended to discourage travel generally, and that legitimate business and leisure travelers are as welcome as ever in the United States."
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