Hospitality businesses report mixed first week of outside trading

By Stefan Chomka contact

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Hospitality businesses report mixed trading in the first few weeks of the lifting of lockdown

Related tags: Pub & bar, Lumina Intelligence

Hospitality businesses across England have reported a mixed bag of trading in the first few weeks of the lifting of lockdown for outside trading, according to the latest Lumina Intelligence Hospitality Leaders Poll.

While two in five operators (43%) report that they have been busy or very busy since rules were eased from 12 April week, only 9% described trade as having been very busy.

A third of respondents (34%) say they had moderate levels of trade and just under a quarter (23%) of businesses describe trade as having been very poor and not worth opening for.

Of those surveyed, 70% say they had invested in their outside space for dining or drinking.

To help reduce no-shows, just over a quarter (28%) of respondents say they had increased communications with the person making the reservation, while 50% say they are not taking bookings for their outside space.

Among all respondents to the study, 77% are confident in the future of their business, up five percentage points week-on-week.

The Hospitality Leaders Poll is a conducted by Lumina Intelligence on behalf of BigHospitality, MCA and the Morning Advertiser

 

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