The grouped noted that major international events like the 2021 Euros will give hospitality venues a boost, particularly hotels in and around the host cities, in addition to the wider economy.
UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls said: “It should also provide a measure of positivity and stability enabling venues to plan investment around the tournament and the expected influx of fans. The government can capitalise on the tournament by using its national powers to deregulate licensing permissions during the tournament.
“This will come at a critical time post-Brexit when we need to be encouraging more inward investment. As the Lionesses breeze through the group stage, conquer the knockouts and, ultimately, bring football home, we can secure the UK’s competitiveness as a major event venue and world leader in hospitality.”