US: ‘We need to know what’s going on, because there’s a lot of money in the bank’
US travel restrictions have been lifted and the nation is now expected to see a surge in tourism as well as business travel, as the nation braces for its annual Lunar New Year holiday.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has eased travel restrictions for commercial air travel, including domestic flights and air travel to the US from the six US states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Arizona.
The new policy is the result of a joint request from the Trump administration, the states, the National Park Service and other federal agencies to ease travel restrictions in order to help mitigate the impact of the Lunar New Years holiday on the tourism industry.
The move was announced by the FAA on Wednesday and came after weeks of discussions between the states and federal agencies, according to the agency.
The change means that US airlines will no longer be able to deny tickets to or delay the booking of commercial flights to and from the US, and will no long be able stop people from boarding flights.
The ban on commercial air passenger travel will go into effect on January 14, 2018, the FAA said.
Travelers are now permitted to fly on commercial flights, however, airlines are still prohibited from denying tickets to people or requiring passengers to pay more for air travel.
Airport officials and airlines are expected to have to be more transparent with passengers as a result of the new policy, according the FAA.
The airlines are also expected to continue to monitor the new restrictions closely.
“Our goal is to make sure that we have a positive impact on tourism and economic activity for our region,” Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta said at a news conference on Wednesday.US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao have both stressed the importance of the upcoming Lunar New years holiday.
“There’s a great deal of money at stake and that’s why we’re here in this situation, to make this happen,” Trump said during a White House press conference on Monday.
“We need the travel industry to work together to make that happen.
It’s not a coincidence that we’re going to be seeing a tremendous amount of business during the Lunar year.
So it’s going to have a great impact on the economy and tourism, which is a very important part of our economy,” Chao said on Wednesday, as well.
Traveling for a business in the US is not illegal, but some travel restrictions still apply.US travel restrictions are also affecting the UK.
The government said on Tuesday that UK-bound flights to the UK from seven US states are now being suspended, according Reuters news agency.
British Airways said on Thursday that all flights from Heathrow Airport, in London, were suspended on January 7.
The airline also said flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Bristol West, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Nottingham South, were also suspended.
The US has been a key international market for British Airways.
The company’s UK operations accounted for almost 70 percent of all international passenger arrivals in 2017, according data from the International Air Transport Association.
British airlines have also said that they have had to increase their domestic flights from the UK to the United States, following an increase in cancellations and delays at Heathrow.
British and US airlines are in a delicate position as the Lunar new years holiday is expected to bring a surge of business travel.
Businesses have been warned that the holiday could cause economic hardship in the wake of the partial shutdown of the US economy on New Year’s Eve and the holiday travel season.
The FAA has lifted travel restrictions on US domestic flights to Cuba, and US flights to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, US flights from Cuba to and through Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the US territories of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam have been suspended.