etc.venues, London and US-based venue operator, is reporting a “noticeable” increase in bookings for meetings and events for both its UK and New York venues following the news of the imminent availability of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Adam Simpson, director of marketing and US sales for etc.venues, said: “The organisers of several major events provisionally booked for Q2 and Q3 2021 confirmed them while at the same time there was an influx of new enquiries and bookings for Q1 onwards.
“This clearly demonstrates that, given a reason to be more confident, event planners are ready to return to running live and hybrid events as soon as they feel safe to do so. It’s very encouraging.”
etc.venues has continued to host many meetings for less than 30 people throughout recent months, both in-person and hybrid.”
The company says it has also acquired £2m (US$2.66m) of bookings from businesses of all sizes for workspace for the second half of 2020.