Industry charity calls on UK population to celebrate National Hospitality Day
National Hospitality Day celebrates the resilience of hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and foodservice outlets as well as the suppliers that support them. It provides a good opportunity for the country to say ‘welcome back, we’ve missed you’ by visiting their favourite hospitality venue.
Participating organisations include UKHospitality, The Institute of Hospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association and the British Institute of Innkeeping.
Mark Lewis, chief executive of Hospitality Action, which conceived the concept, said: “The hospitality industry has been the hardest hit by the pandemic, with thousands of businesses and livelihoods lost.
“Even as the economy slowly unlocks, the hospitality sector is still unable to fully re-open with restrictions keeping businesses closed or struggling to turn a profit. The hospitality industry provides community hubs, employment and a huge contribution to the public purse. Our lives will be poorer without them.
“On one amazing day, we’re going to spark the mother of all parties – and all to help the businesses that have been thrown to their knees by Covid-19, and the people who work in them.”