After receiving numerous complaints, a UK travel site has made the bold move to remove all hotels owned by Donald Trump from its online portfolio, in a bid to encourage others to follow suit.
Trump is due to arrive into the UK on June 24, to open his new property The Turnberry Hotel in Scotland, and by then all listings of the Trump hotels will have been removed from travel cashback site, EarnAway.com.
The founders of the site, which allows its members to earn cashback on their hotel bookings, explain that they refuse to contribute any further to Trump’s domination of the American political system, and hope their actions will buoy other travel companies to do the same.
Robert Berrisford, co-founder of EarnAway.com said: “At EarnAway we have historically offered our customers the best deals on trips to some of Donald Trump’s most well-known international hotels, such as The Trump SoHo in New York, The Trump Plaza in New Jersey and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. However, we have now made the decision to remove all of his hotels and resorts from our website as we feel it’s ethically and morally wrong for us to effectively help fund and contribute to a political campaign that we have such strong opposition to.
“I am not at all worried about this decision having a detrimental effect on our business; in fact, we have already had a number of complaints from some of our regular customers who don’t appreciate the fact that we promote Trump’s hotels in the first place. Hopefully, we can inspire other online travel agencies to follow suit and dissuade Britons from sending any extra money his way!”