Brexit ‘triple threat’ to hospitality

BREXIT poses a “triple-threat” to the UK hospitality industry, a new report has warned.
The research, commissioned by hotels group Amaris Hospitality, states that the three issues of an unclear visa strategy, reduced access to migrant workers and insufficient UK talent threaten to “drastically reduce the UK’s competitive edge”.

According to the report, two in five (40%) senior industry experts highlighted the need for a ‘clear and cohesive’ visa strategy as the number one issue currently facing the industry; and two thirds of executives (65%) are said to be concerned that, without a pro-tourism and hospitality strategy, the long-term effects of the weaker pound could increase operators’ costs.

The research said mounting concerns around Brexit are intensifying as the industry faces a possible ‘talent crisis’, amid the uncertainty surrounding freedom of movement for EU workers.