Is 2020 just a better year to get married?Why are some Venues struggling to fill available dates in 2019? You’re not alone We’ve noticed a trend and we are pretty sure that many of you are experiencing the same thing. The number of booked weddings for many Wedding Venues across the UK and Ireland is down in 2019 against plans for 2020.
Many of our cross-border hotels are concerned about the impact Brexit is having or will have on their wedding bookings over the coming months and years. We already know that tourism numbers from the UK (Ireland’s largest source of tourism) are down. These are largely being offset by the increase in the number of US and domestic tourists but that isn’t transferrable to the wedding industry unfortunately.
REPUBLIC OF WORK together with Cork Chamber present an evening event exploring Innovation in Hospitality. This event will explore the hospitality industry, from the traditional to the ultra modern, discussing how the two are fused together to create convenience in it's most luxurious form.
Change is inevitable. Hoteliers may resist it, avoiding putting inventory for their event space online for fear of loss of control - but the same could be said 20 years ago about bedrooms… can you even imagine a hotel now not providing online bedroom booking on their websites?!
Any opportunity to get up on stage and spread the good word about all things weddings and winning more wedding business, and I'm there so I was delighted to be asked to speak on a panel at the Meetings Industry Association annual conference in London in March 2017. Whats even better, I will be sharing the panel with my dear friend and all round hotel conference expert (and another Ciara.