The theme of this year’s Conference was Future Vision so plenty of experts predicting where the industry is heading.
* Mid range groups are expected to flourish so the Holiday Inn, Mercure, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inns, Jurys Inn with the 5 star market struggling.
* Better deals can be had for long term regular business as venues are keen to get business on their books – although not always in prime locations.
* LONDON has seen a growth, so rates have stayed high.
* Other cities doing well are BIRMINGHAM and MANCHESTER.