(Editor’s Note: As this report was prepared, a U.S. Appellate Court ruling sustaining a stay against President Trump’s executive order imposing a travel ban on certain international visitors was still in place. Most of what follows is based on developments that occurred while the ban was still in effect.)
Ever since the evening of Jan. 27, 2017, much of the global tour and travel industry has been writhing in turmoil in the wake of an executive order signed that day by President Donald Trump which keeps refugees from entering the USA for 120 days and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations out for three months. The countries affected are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. While this suggests the “extreme vetting” Trump alluded to during the 2016 presidential campaign, it still seems to have caught most Americans, as well as the leaders of other nations, by surprise.
What are the global implications for U.S. inbound tourism? Read the full article with insights from various industry sources in Inbound Report, NAJ’s sister publication, here.