Demand expected to soar as leisure sector gets ready for influx
Scotsman Ice Systems is urging hospitality end-users to plan ahead for a hectic summer of public holidays, national celebrations and sporting events.
Chris Davis of Hubbard Ice Systems warned that normal services may be limited as a result of travel and security restrictions.
He said: “Already we are experiencing a significant upturn in business ahead of the Olympics, especially within the south east of England, where major pub chains are already preparing the ground with planned maintenance and the installation of multiple ice making machines throughout their estate.”
He also pointed out that the government is aiming to boost UK tourism with its “staycation” campaign
Government officials say more than three million hotel rooms are already lined up under the project, which is being backed by a range of leisure attractions.
The additional public holiday associated with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, will also put pressure on hospitality outlets and servicing agents will be hard pressed in and around Olympic venues in the lead up to and during the games with transport restrictions having an effect on their ability to hit fast turnaround targets.
Chris Davis comments: “Even though we will all try our best to look after our long-term customers, it would be wise of anyone identifying a potential shortfall in their ice making capacity, to address the problem sooner rather than later and consider early maintenance.”