Commentary: Best Western Breaks Off from NRA



By William Hicks

My wife and I travel a lot and we have had a Best Western Card for most of our 52 years of Marriage. At best, our experience has been Spartan, but clean with the Hotels/Motels that have the Blue Best Western Sign.

It has been a curiosity to us, how many Hotels and Motels have chosen to no longer be associated with Best Western. My wife and I have chosen to continue to be patrons of formerly Best Western Hotels that we were pleased with. We found that they may have increased, modestly, the rate charges, but they also increased the quality of maintenance and services. We never did get a complete answer why these Hotels chose to no longer be a part of Best Western, but they must have had good reason. We did continue to look for Best Western Hotels in our travels and attempted to take advantage of their “Rewards” program, and found there really wasn’t much of a reward when their goal posts would move every time we came close to a free night with them.

I am 72 years old and have been a member of The NRA since I was 16. The NRA is not only an organization but has a large number of members. Because Best Western has chosen to divest their relationship with The NRA, I choose to divest my relationship with Best Western. I find it reprehensible that the NRA is being blamed for the short comings of Government Agencies poor enforcement of existing laws and AWOL police officers that allowed the carnage to continue in Florida as well as many past mass murder’s.

My guess is that there will be many more NRA Members that will no longer patronize Best Western. I wonder how many Hotels that currently associate with Best Western will choose to take down that big blue sign when Hunters and gun enthusiasts no longer patronize them?

William Hicks is a long time resident of Newbury Park and is retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District

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One Response to Commentary: Best Western Breaks Off from NRA

  1. Susan Kline February 26, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Yes sir, Mr. Hicks. We will not patronize any retailer who participates in this foolish demonstration. They seems to think they’re more important than we do.

    S Kline


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