The UK hotel sector is blossoming, despite the dire predictions that came when Britain decided to exit the EU. This is partly because budget-conscious British holidaymakers have boosted the “staycation” market, preferring to take their breaks on their own shores. The favourable exchange rate has also attracted more overseas visitors to UK hotels, further stimulating market growth and a crop of new accommodation.
The perfect example of this is London. It's still the leading world destination in terms of hotel occupancy rates (occupancy during 2017), with new hotels bringing an additional 7,000 bedrooms in 2017. One survey found that Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Liverpool are also doing particularly well.
Becoming your own boss in one of the UK's 180,000 hospitality businesses, or starting up a brand new venture, is more straightforward with a hotel franchise package. Hospitality is a sector with high levels of brand loyalty – customers will actively seek out familiar concepts and names. A hotel franchise also often also provides a central booking system, international marketing and a website with high SEO built in.
Training, insurance, compliance and accounting issues could well be taken care of with help from your hotel franchiser.
You need to be sure the franchiser you choose has the branding, ethos and working systems that suit your ambitions. There is a big range of potential partners to choose from. This includes, for example, Choice Hotels, Ibis and Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels. Budget brands which support franchisees also include Travelodge and Premier Inn.
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