A Golden Path Ahead?
Autumn has truly arrived. The trees are transforming into glorious golden canopies and the leaves have started to fall. Nature’s fine display fuels inspiration for some last minute getaways to cosy cabins or accommodation in picturesque settings where guests can enjoy the beauty of the season. With the weather tuning cooler, thoughts soon turn to the approaching winter and Christmas to come. But has your business started to plan ahead for the festive season and are you prepared for the coming spike in occupancy and increase in linen needs?
As well as ensuring you are well stocked for towels, bed linen, table linen and kitchen essentials, have you thought about your staffing levels? With uncertainty over Brexit causing labour shortages of EU nationals, the industry is having to work harder and spend more than ever to attract and retain its workforce. PWC reports: “The UK Labour Market Survey in July 2018, the hotel and restaurant sector had the highest vacancy rate of any sector, with almost 90,000 vacancies recorded each month on average in the quarter to June 2018, a position largely unchanged over the past year.”1
As we all know, Christmas means celebrations! Whether it’s work Christmas parties or friends meeting for some festive dining, there’s no denying that those tables and kitchens are going to be put through their paces over the next few weeks. Make sure you work with your clients and suppliers to plan ahead, and keep your business running smoothly.
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Source: PWC UK hotel forecast 2019