Today's winter solstice (22nd) coincides with the further relaxation of epidemic prevention measures by the Hong Kong government, including the removal of capacity restrictions on catering establishments and the cancellation of the upper limit on the number of people in banquet activities.
Huang Jiahejin, president of the Catering Industry Association, said that the winter solstice meal reservation rate in Shangxing was originally only 50 to 60%, but as soon as the news of the relaxation came out, there was a surge in reservations. Most restaurants were full tonight, and the average reservation rate The rate reached 90%.
Huang Jiahe predicts that the single-day business volume of the catering industry during the winter solstice will increase by more than 10% compared to last year to 350 million yuan. People at banquets, such as wedding banquets, will increase the price, originally 20 rounds (the maximum number of people in the banquet event is 240 people), immediately increase to 30 rounds, 40 rounds."
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Huang Jiahe said on the radio program this morning that today's winter solstice is a relatively prosperous festival in recent years. It is estimated that the business volume of the industry has reached 350 million yuan, which is more than 10% more than the past two years: "The winter solstice is a big Chinese New Year. Everyone goes out for dinner and reunion. The relaxation has a stimulating effect, making citizens more willing to eat out."
Huang Jiahe also revealed that many banquets have increased the number of tables, and some of them have increased their reservations to 30 to 40 people. However, the reservations for company group dinners, spring dinners, etc. are not as active as before. Clear customs with the mainland as soon as possible: "The economic environment is not ideal, many companies cannot make money, the original reservations for winter solstice and spring tea are not satisfactory, and 20,000 to 30,000 people travel abroad every day, they are all high-spending, and may buy new ones Come back after the new year."
▼On May 5, the number of people per restaurant will be increased to a maximum of eight people per table▼
▼On December 19, the MTR announced that it will run overnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve▼
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