Published on Monday, June 20, 2016

Travel site removes all Trump hotels from portfolio






A UK travel site is to remove all Donald Trump's hotels after complaints from customers outraged that it is featuring accommodation owned by the outspoken presidential candidate.


The founders of EarnAway.com, which allows its members to earn cashback on their hotel bookings, say they 'refuse to contribute any further to Trump's domination of the American political system'.


Co-founder Robert Berrisford 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.


"As a company, we feel particularly strongly about this move as we don't agree with Donald Trump's personal or political views and do not think that this man should become president.


"Until recently, Mr Trump was self-funding his own campaign, and therefore we don't want to be contributing in any way to his electoral campaign by enabling users to find deals for his hotels on our site."


"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."


By the time Trump arrives in the UK to officially open his developed property, The Turnberry Hotel, in South-West Scotland on June 24, all of Donald Trump's hotels currently featured on the site will have been removed.

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  • Earn a who??

    Travelmole has given a length editorial to who??? Earnaway and Robert Berrisford who is incensed at Donald Trump! Mr Berrisford "graduated" from the University of Bournemouth recently and Earnaway has been going since April 2015! Moral High Ground and business do not mix (if you wish to stay in business that is). Are you going to be vetting your clients before doing business with them? Also, what is Peter Kaiser on exactly?

    By Irene Laird, Monday, July 18, 2016

  • Trump hotels

    I don't know if I agree because he has some incredible special rates so some clients may just book with another site and you lose that and future sales - business is business at the end of the day - in any case Hilary Clinton and Bill have 47 'strange' deaths related to them and surrounding their crooked dealings - how would you deal with her?

    By Richard Daneel, Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • congratulation weeeeeee wopeeee

    Lets put him down to size ego menijac me me me is all he knows

    By Peter Kaiser, Monday, June 20, 2016

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