As the transmission rate of Covid-19 continues to decline, and vaccination rates continue to climb, hospitality businesses can look forward to reopening with confidence.
The first reopening timeline in the government’s roadmap for hospitality is 12 April, seeing people return to enjoying outdoor hospitality. Indoor then resumes from 17 May, with all social restrictions lifted on 21 June.
These dates are subject to transmission and vaccination rates remaining in line with government predictions, which they are currently ahead of, and look like staying that way.
There is no advice currently from government on international travel policy for 2021, so in lieu of that a surge in staycations would seem likely, with many hotels already seeing a rise in bookings through the summer months.
These bookings are not only good for UK hoteliers, but also restaurants, pubs and local attractions.
They are also good for hospitality jobs, and they may also provide an unforeseen window of opportunity for hospitality. An opportunity to provide a holiday experience in the UK that inspires holidaymakers to repeat in years ahead.
The opportunity could be seen as a unique one as the circumstances leading to it are also.
There are countless ways to explore the UK, they can be accessed easily, and with options to suit every budget. From modest bed and breakfast accommodation to the grandeur of stately homes.
Hospitality providers all over the UK are likely to see a very busy summer from people every bit as eager to enjoy hospitality as venues are to provide it. Investing in making sure what people experience this summer makes them more likely to return in the years ahead will prove a shrewd strategy.
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