In response to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Trump Administration's travel ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the United States, Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – released the following statement.
“Instead of showing America is open for business, this decision sends the wrong message and could have a negative economic and cultural impact. While we agree the security of our nation is the number one priority, we also recognize security comes from having a strong thriving economy, which international tourism supports. In short, there needs to be a balance. In the wake of this ruling, the Administration still has the opportunity to clarify that the U.S. does welcome legitimate international travelers, and we hope it will consider further action to demonstrate America is truly "open for business”.”
Motorcoach travel and tourism generates over 1.4 million jobs in communities across the United States, paying more than $62 billion in wages and benefits.