The MIA’s venue members are clearly not compromising on the quality of the food they are offering delegates at the expense of their own profit margins.
The MIA Poll question asked venues: With food prices rising rapidly and already recorded as being up by 20 per cent in the past year, have you been forced to reflect this increase in your daily delegate rates?
“The result is clearly good news for buyers,” says resident manager from the MIA’s first AIM Silver accredited venue Q Hotels – Norton Park.
“Currently we have been able to hold our prices. In order to remain competitive and to make sure buyers get competitive rates we cannot pass on every cost we get. While food is a major expense for us we are doing our very best to absorb the increased cost and maintain the high standard of our catering.”
MIA chief executive Jane Evans says: “The ethos of the MIA is to encourage members to always offer the very best value for money and the highest levels of service, clearly our members are continuing to ensure they do exactly that in spite of the current economic climate.”
Evans strongly recommends that buyers “seek out MIA accredited venues, recognised by the AIM brand they will be displaying, if they want to ensure great service and excellent value for money”