Increase In 2011 Xmas Party Bookings

Crown Group's venue finding service, Venue Reservations has seen an increase in the Christmas party enquiries for 2011.The firm has had 41% of new enquiries this year, compared to 25% last August. It puts this down to increased confidence in budgets and more corporates reinstating Christmas staff events.

Crown Group customer services director Nicky Pratt said, 'We have seen a real sea change with regards to enquiries. There was a time where the majority of bookings were taking place in January when people didn’t expect to have any issues with the funding of their events. This soon changed after the recession, and we saw more bookings towards the back end of the year when companies had a clearer idea of budgets.'

Pratt finished, 'Our latest figures show that confidence is increasing and more people are able to make arrangements for their Christmas events earlier.'