Hospitality businesses are being urged to 'make the most' of extended licensing hours over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, with UKHospitality saying it represents an opportunity to boost the sector's recovery.
Hotel search website Trivago has also released data showing London to be the most popular city to visit for the 5.2m Brits taking 'staycations' this August bank holiday, while Edinburgh is the most expensive.
Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.
Restaurants and pubs around the country could be set to experience high levels of trade during the forthcoming bank holiday, after a survey revealed that more than three-quarters of people plan to dine out during the extended weekend.
Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which operates the Harvester and All Bar One brands, has reported positive sales growth in its half year results driven by food although profit for the business has dipped and poor weather has hit recent sales.