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Hospitality & Leisure: Competing for growth in a recovering market

The Hospitality and Leisure sector is emerging from a turbulent period, but continues to face challenges with public spending cuts and inflation maintaining the pressure on the labour market and consumer disposable income.  Long term shrinkage of the pub industry accelerated in the recession, with particular pain felt by wet-led and tenanted pubs.  Whilst the London hotel market has remained relatively resilient the provincial market has seen significant revenue reductions and growth remains slow.  The advance of digital technology within the gaming sector is forcing traditional operators to raise their game to compete effectively.  Longer term recovery needs to be company led, but favourable consumer trends towards leisure travel and eating out and the prospect of global consolidation in gaming suggests there are opportunities for the strongest players.

EY has an unrivalled client base across this sector where we continue to help businesses respond to unprecedented challenges.  During 2011 we expect business focus to turn again to growth, with high performing operators significantly ahead of their competitors in four key areas: customer reach, operational agility, cost competitiveness and stakeholder confidence.

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Real Estate

EY -  David Wilson David Wilson
Real Estate Audit Leader
+44 (0)20 7951 0004


EY - Russell Gardner Russell Gardner
Real Estate Tax Leader
+44 (0)20 7951 5947


EY - Fraser Greenshields Fraser Greenshields
Real Estate TAS Leader
+44 (0)20 7951 7151


EY - Mark Wesley Mark Wesley
Real Estate Advisory Leader
+44 (0)20 7951 3279


Hospitality and Leisure

EY - Cameron Cartmell Cameron Cartmell
Head of Hospitality & Leisure
+44 (0)20 7951 5942


EY - Malcolm Bairstow Malcolm Bairstow
Head of Construction
+44 (0)20 7951 3685

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