Stinger Report 1058

The Stinger Report: Virtual Amusement Business

The Stinger Report: Virtual Amusement Business| #1058 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1058 – This issue covers in detail: 1. The dependence on Virtual Conferences grows, with the first major trade events for the year held via online streaming – seeing the first Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) hold the class of #53, and incorporate a new facility visit element before a unique behind the scenes look on actual new FEC projects in development. 2. The latest conference to support the FEC sector opened its doors with a three-day gathering of…

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Hospitality not ‘significant area’ of Covid transmission

Hospitality businesses were not “significant areas” of Covid transmission in 2020 and should be central to reopening plans in 2021, according to new research by CGA, commissioned by UK Hospitality (UKH). Moreover, the report said the industry would not be responsible for “significant transmission” in spring 2021 and beyond. It also highlighted that reports linking the Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme to a rapid rise in Covid cases were linked to a “single, discredited study”. As such, UKH reiterated its calls to government to make hospitality central to reopening…

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Sadiq Khan announces £5 million plan to aid economic recovery

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to launch a £5 million post-Covid tourism drive to aid London’s recovery from the pandemic once it is safe to reopen. The campaign will focus on bringing domestic visitors back to the capital to help aid the economic recovery of the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors. Proposals could include “major events that showcase London’s public spaces and cultural riches”. The investment comes as part of the mayor’s final draft budget, published this week, that sees no change to the planned 9.5 per cent…

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