Riots: too early to assess impact on events industry

It is too early to measure the impact of the London riots on the conferences and events industry, according to London & Partners.

London hit by riots
London hit by riots

The agency was speaking the morning after a third night of rioting took hold across the capital, which saw areas including Ealing, Hackney and Clapham Junction affected by rioters torching cars and buildings and looting businesses.

Meanwhile, last night also saw rioting break out in Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol.

A spokesperson for London & Partners said: "It is currently too early to anticipate the effect on business tourism and the major events sector but we are monitoring the situation and we will work with the industry to respond to specific issues as they arise.

"Past experience tells us that London recovers very quickly from such events and we will focus on recovery activity as soon as it is viable to do so."

The corporate hospitality sector has already been hit with the announcement that England’s friendly against Holland at Wembley tomorrow night has been called off by the Football Association.

In a statement on its website, the FA said: "It is with regret that tomorrow's international fixture with Holland at Wembley has been called-off. More news will follow shortly."

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