Virtuoso, a luxury travel agency announced they will no longer list Trump Organization properties on their website.
Misty Ewing Belles, managing director of global public relations for the agency said “as of March 8, 2021, Trump Hotels are no longer part of the Virtuoso network.”
“Virtuoso considers many variables when reviewing both existing and new network participation. Out of respect for all involved parties, and as a general policy, we do not share comments regarding our non-renewal and exit decisions,” she added.
Per the Hill “a travel industry analyst told The Washington Post that agencies in Virtuoso’s network can still book clients at properties linked to the Trump Organization, but will no longer get any perks that preferred partners receive.”
Analyst Henry Harteveldt, of the Atmosphere Research Group told Wapo “It’s a big deal because Virtuoso is very well-respected in the industry.”
He added “it serves a very elite base of customers and its actions are often studied by others. With Virtuoso doing this, some travel agencies that may have been debating whether or not to do it could decide well, if Virtuoso has done this, we too will end our professional relationship with the Trump hotels.”