The Effect of Hospitality Boycotts and Protests – Do They Bring Change? – By John Hendrie

In the past several weeks we have seen some activity against some of the bastions of the Hospitality Industry – a high end hotel portfolio – the Dorchester Collection and fast food operators – primarily McDonald’s. Regular news outlets and social media have had a field day, covering the activities. There are some differences, though, with the premise of each; one is in reaction to a new criminal code in a foreign land and the other is economic with a global reach.