Travel agency Virtuoso, which is a major booking agency catering to the luxury travel market has dropped all Trump-branded hotels and resorts from its elite services and will no longer list Trump Organization properties on its website, Zenger magazine reports.
As noted by the report, a Virtuoso spokeswoman confirmed in a statement reported by multiple outlets that Trump hotels were no longer a preferred partner of the company, and as of last week the properties were no longer listed on its website.
“As of March 8, 2021, Trump Hotels are no longer part of the Virtuoso network,” Misty Ewing Belles, head of Virtuoso’s public relations department, said in a statement to Zenger News, which first reported the move.
“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.
During Trump’s time in the White House, the Trump Organization faced scrutiny over the rates the company charged the federal government for housing staff including Secret Service agents designated to protect the president when Trump would stay at his own properties, which was a frequent occurrence in violation of the emolument clause.