Hospitality businesses should be confident about 2013

2013 could be even more successful for the hospitality industry than 2012 according to

With a whole range of big events occurring last year, there were fears that 2013 would be considerably quieter in comparison. 

Add to that to a report by that stated: “It’s hard to feel confident about 2013,” and it painted quite a bleak picture.

However the British Hospitality Association (BHA) believes that last year simply whet the appetite for events this coming year. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of BHA, said: “2013 will be the time to start actively realising our ambitions.”

With events like the Diamond Jubilee running so smoothly, it seems companies may be keen to book corporate venues and event spaces this year as well. Suzy Jackson, executive director of the Hospitality Guild, said: “Last year threw the UK’s hospitality industry into the world’s spotlight and we did ourselves proud.”

With the BHA having confidence that this will be another big year for the hospitality industry, businesses around the country shouldn’t see a steep drop in the amount of bookings being taken when compared to last year.

Many of the events of 2012 – such as the Olympics were confined – to a specific location, having a negative impact on some venues. However, as the country rides high on the success of last year, conference centres nationwide should be in for a positive 2013.