Commenting on the Prime Minister’s ‘roadmap’ announcement, Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com, the largest data centre of venue information about the UK MICE industry said:
“Thank you Boris, a clear roadmap is what we wanted and needed to put our industry on the destination to recovery – now we have one.
“There are still lots of hurdles to get over and, of course, we all want it all sooner and faster, but a slower but permanent solution is better than yo-yo-ing in and out of restrictions and lockdowns.
“What is vital now that we have these dates is that the whole industry is united in ensuring that we give corporate event planners the confidence to book live and hybrid events for Q3 and Q4 this year. We know that many bookers have been waiting for this clarification and it will be fascinating to see what impact this announcement will have on traffic and confirmations through our system over the next few days and weeks.”
venuedirectory.com is a UK-based business established in 1993 and has a database of over 400,000 meeting and event spaces in 300 countries. It provides venue data, websites and venue sourcing software to the meetings and events industry.