Excerpt from Travel Daily News
ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.
Olivier Jager, CEO, ForwardKeys, said: "The information provided to the White House makes it clear that the travel ban has damaged the US travel industry. There has been a 39% meltdown in travel to the Middle East and when the ban was first announced, there was a 6.5% slump in bookings to the USA. The slump was reversed when the courts struck down the ban but Donald Trump's promise of a new ban has triggered a second 4% slump."
He continued: "When Donald Trump issued the first travel ban, he did not have access to ForwardKeys' data; however, we sent our analysis to Lindsay Walters personally on Friday, so it would be reasonable to assume Donald Trump's administration was aware of our findings before implementing the new ban."
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