Travel agency and airline employees in New York City said they are already planning for a bumpy ride with the travel ban on the horizon, after a Trump administration official said the president’s plan to suspend travel to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries would cause “economic havoc.”
Travel agent and airline workers in New New York said they’re already planning to a bumpier ride with Trump’s new travel ban.
The travel ban, which takes effect on March 15, would block travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.
It would also bar the entry of people from Iran and Iraq, Somalia and Sudan, among other countries.
Trump said Wednesday that he would sign an executive order to begin the process of rolling back the order.
It was unclear if he planned to follow through with the order or not.
The order has sparked widespread protests and lawsuits across the country, including at airports across the U.S. and in Chicago.
Trump’s administration says the ban will protect the nation from terrorism, but many experts argue that it could hurt economic growth.
The U.N. human rights chief says the new order could harm the rule of law.
Elite travel agents and airlines say the order will hurt their business and the economy.
Travel agents and airline owners say the ban is necessary to prevent terrorism and to protect Americans from foreign nationals.
“I think it’s going to cause a lot of havoc,” one agent said.
“The fact that he’s trying to put the order on a rollback makes it very difficult to go back to the normal course of business.
I don’t think we’re going to be able to go ahead and do business with our customers.”
Travel agency and airport workers in the city are now working to find a replacement for the affected flights.
“We’re going through the motions of trying to find an employee to work for us.
We’re just getting started,” said one agent.
“We’ve already lost a lot because of it.
It’s a big mess.”