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BHA voices concern over impact of tube strikes on London hospitality and tourism businesses

The British Hospitality Association (BHA)  has voiced concerns that the proposed industrial action by London Underground staff and the subsequent closure of Underground stations on 4, 5, 11 and 12 February will be detrimental for hospitality and tourism businesses in and around central London.

Said BHA Deputy CEO Martin Couchman:  “The infrastructure of the Capital is heavily reliant on a transport network which is fast and reliable, and any disruption has an immediate negative impact on businesses like restaurants, tourism venues and quick service food outlets which rely on tourists and commuters for their livelihood.  Proposing to hold such action close to busy calendar dates such as Valentine’s Day will be a real concern for our hospitality members.

“We hope that the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) and industry chiefs will be able to find a swift resolution which avoids strike action and which does not impact negatively on tourists and commuters.”

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