Hotels and airlines in the United States are slashing prices as global tourists avoid the country in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the world’s biggest travel company claimed.
Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of Expedia, the largest online travel agent by gross bookings, warned the U.S. travel industry “is preparing for a turbulent year amid falling international interest in visiting the country,” the Financial Times reported.
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii extending a suspension of Trump’s revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, Reuters reported.
The appeal will be considered by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which last month upheld a suspension of Trump’s first travel order.
Trump signed the revised ban earlier this month in a bid to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos at airports and