Two thirds of hospitality leaders (66%) expect better-than-average summer trading if the lifting of pandemic restriction goes to plan, the latest Hospitality Leaders Poll has found.

Only 8% of those polled thought they would endure a poor summer.

Almost 24% said they had seen a significant uptick in bookings since the confirmation of indoor reopening from 17 May.

More than half claimed to have seen “some kind of uptick” in bookings since the announcement but 34% saw no difference.

Meanwhile, four in five (84%) respondents said they supported the idea of scrapping mandatory calorie labels for alcohol drinks served in premises, and less than three in five (57% supported the idea of scrapping mandatory calorie labels for large companies for food and soft drinks.

Some 77% were confident about the future of their business in the latest business confidence tracker.

  • · The Hospitality Leaders Poll is a conducted by Lumina Intelligence on behalf of MCA, BigHospitality and the Morning Advertiser