A recent survey found that travel agents have been getting requests from clients to avoid booking them in Donald Trump owned hotels. As many as 61 percent of the 1,100 travel agents surveyed, said that they are recommending the hotels less since he announced his bid for the presidency.
David Loeb, a senior hotel analyst at the Robert W. Baird private equity firm said, “There certainly are people who are concerned about the message they send by spending money in Trump-branded hotels.”
In addition to the hotels standing for a certain side on politics, the hotels are also more likely than others to be experiencing chaos throughout the election like vandalism and protests.
Eric Reader, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Connoisseur Travel in Washington explained.
“It’s not an environment that you would want to send your high-end clients to regardless of what your political beliefs may or may not be. I wouldn’t want to walk through a picket line and have to explain myself.”
Many event planners have echoed the same sentiments of the travel agents, although some of them would consider reevaluating their stance post election.