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Friday, June 3, 2016

Trump bookings plummet

This is one of those, well duh! stories. It'd be a real shame if this story turns out to be one of those internet hoaxes, but I don't think it will.

Occupancy rates at most of the Trump hotels is down big. While even I might have stayed in a Trump hotel before last year, now that he has risen from the slime and is running a shameful and embarrassing campaign for President, there is no way I would EVER stay in a Trump property now. And it looks like I'm not the only one! 

To quote one of my heroes, "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk".

Bookings at Trump Hotels Plummet

On one hand, a growing number of political supporters could boost sales of Trump products; on the other, a growing number of political detractors could lead people to avoid his brand. So which of these two forces is stronger?
To answer this question, we analyzed hotel data from Hipmunk, a Priceonomics customer and travel search engine. Focusing on Trump Hotels’ most-booked locations, we compared bookings this year to the previous year (before Trump attracted national political attention).
The results? Bookings at Trump Hotels are down big time: they have decreased 59% compared to the same period last year on Hipmunk. It seems that customers willing to spend $500 a night on a Trump Hotel room may not be fans of Trump the political candidate.
Bookings are down 59% versus the the same three month period in the prior year. 
In New York City and Vegas, Trump Hotels’ share of each city’s total hotel bookings dropped more than 70 percent. Even in Atlantic City, where Trump Hotels claim the highest percentage of a city’s total hotel bookings, Trump Hotels took a major hit year-over-year. The Trump Taj Mahal’s share of bookings is down 17% in the first quarter of this year. 
No worries for Trump, though. He'll just declare bankruptcy again and walk away, as usual. Or deny the facts and call you a loser.

We were just in Vegas and we could see the Trump hotel tower outside our hotel window at The Mirage. Out there kinda all by itself, with no casino, like a lone prick sulking by itself. Trump doesn't have a casino in Las Vegas by name, but he does have some interest in a current casino there, so this meme below is inaccurate. Oh well, so what? I didn't create it. I didn't say it. People are talking about it, OK?

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