I’m sure we can all remember that fateful day in March 2020. The whole country plunged into lockdown, with no sign of release and Britain’s people confined to their homes unless for an emergency. This saw lots of places we once enjoyed visiting, such as restaurants, shut down for months on end. Due to this, unfortunately, the hospitality sector became one of the worst-hit sectors as a result of the pandemic.
Then came June 2020, restrictions started to ease, and things were slowly returning to normality. Hospitality was given the nod on the 4th of July (ironically coinciding with Independence Day in America), which was swiftly followed by the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering a 50% discount on meals up to £10 per person. We thought then that the gloomy Covid days were over, and we could put all this behind us, but how wrong were we! The government decides to create a curfew of 10 pm for all hospitality.
Two more lockdowns later and we’re taken to 2021, where come February, things are starting to look up again as the government releases its plans to get Britain moving again. We all cheered, therefore hospitality cheered even louder! We started to learn how to enjoy life again and were reminded how to do the things we once took for granted. Britain had been released from the iron grip that was known as lockdown.
To celebrate the hospitality industry, Datacentreplus, one of Manchester’s favourite hosting providers, has decided to release a limited-edition Lord of The Rings / Game of Thrones map to highlight the amazing talent Manchester has in the hospitality industry.
Stephen Hobson, Director of Business at Datacentreplus, said:
“The map has been sent to a number of businesses across the north and we hope everyone gets to visit a few of the amazing places that feature on there, as we want to get Manchester moving forward for everyone.”
The launch date for the map will be the 21st of September if you’d like to be a feature in future iterations of the map then, please get in touch or give us a call on 0161 464 6101.