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Fifth of businesses report cancellations amid Omicron – Hotel Owner


Just over one-fifth (21%) of companies which can be nonetheless buying and selling skilled a rise in cancellations from prospects within the final month, as Omicron continued to impression companies throughout the UK. 

The newest figures come from the Office for National Statistics, who requested companies that had not completely stopped buying and selling in the event that they skilled a change within the variety of cancellations from prospects within the final month.

Nearly half (44%) of companies within the lodging and meals service actions trade reported a rise in cancellations. 

Some 67% of lodging companies reported that they had skilled a rise in cancellations within the final month, in contrast with 41% within the meals and beverage service trade.

Meanwhile, the opposite service actions trade, which incorporates hairdressing and different magnificence therapies, had the best proportion of companies reporting elevated cancellations within the final month, at 64%, marking a 14% rise towards the month earlier than.

It comes because the ONS additionally discovered that 3% of the workforce had been estimated to be on sick go away or not working due to Covid signs, self-isolation or quarantine final month. 

It mentioned this was the best the determine has been since comparable estimates started in June 2020. The different service actions trade, which incorporates hairdressing and different magnificence therapies, reported the best absence ranges at 7%.

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