- “By far you stood out; calling when agreed, professional, emailing, chasing, genuinely taking an interest"
If you have been to a restaurant, pub or hotel recently you would have probably noticed a Christmas display advertising Christmas bookings. At my local pub I noticed their Christmas display was up when I returned from my holiday in mid –August!
AUGUST!!!!! Which is still summer and 4 months away from the festive season!! For me personally August is far too early to be thinking about Christmas!
However for the hospitality industry Christmas preparation gets earlier and earlier each year. BigHospitality (www.bighospitality.co.uk) suggests that restaurant and hotels often start gathering information and ideas in July and August. Pubs and Bars often leave it to September, depending on how big and important Christmas is to them. Hospitality venues feel that they need to start the groundwork surrounding Christmas because the competition in the festive season is so big that a lot of preparation is needed to make their venue stand out.
Just remember there are only 64 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!