There was a significant impact on travel booked to the U.S. after the country’s president proposed a travel ban from citizens of 7 majority-Muslim countries from visiting the U.S.
“The first U.S. travel order saw the booking velocity fall by 35% overnight. The effect it had was instantaneous,” Tim Clark, Emirates CEO claims.
The new travel ban proposed by the country has offered some clarity to cautious passengers, with Clark saying there has been a positive movement towards more U.S. bookings. However, Clark went on to say that he is uncertain about when (or if) bookings will return to their previous levels.