As a response to Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the demand for travel to America has substantially plummeted.
Cheapflights.com reports that international searches for flights to the United States from Jan. 27 to 29 were down 38%, and international bookings to the United States are down 6.5%., according to ForwardKeys. “This drop was more than a seasonal swing,” says Emily Fisher, spokeswoman for Cheapflights. “It was most notable in the days right after the ban was enacted.”
“Prior to the ban, the U.S. was one of our best-selling destinations, but our customers are now choosing to travel to other countries,” says Justin Francis, Chief Executive for Responsible Travel, a leading tour operator in Brighton, England.