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Plenty of heated emotions on all sides, with delays on implementation of the new rules the main issue. Can a larger boycott of hotels be pulled off? Social media these days amplifies lot further, so wait and see.

A national coalition of disability rights groups today will officially kick off a two-tier campaign against hotels…to boycott all hotels in the USA that lack a fixed wheelchair lift, used to easily get into a hotel pool without assistance. Also the organizers will also ask supporters in nearly every state to steer conventions, meetings and leisure travel away from specific hotels whose leaders, they say, have participated in efforts to delay regulations.

One example of a specifically targeted hotel company is Carslon Rezidor, which operates brands such as Radisson Hotels, Country Inn & Suites Nationwide.

BFT blog: “The initial protest calls for a boycott of properties represented on the boards of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) – two groups that lobbied heavily for the postponement of the regulations. Hotels and hotel chains represented on these boards include Kimpton and Radisson, as well as many other national hotel chains and several smaller, independent hotels.”

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