Encouraging start to 2018 courtesy of Andrew Neil and Christie & Co

Thanks to Christie & Co for a round the world look courtesy of their guest speaker international broadcaster, Andrew Neil.

 

He provided an entertaining and very personal view of the international economic and political situation. Pointing out that most forecasters got much of 2017 wrong (including the growth in the UK economy) we read into his analysis that 'his' headlines included:

 

 

And as to sector specific issues the Christie's sector specialists pointed to a generally positive #hospitality sector outlook...with increasing operating costs and availability of skilled staff the two critical potential downsides.

 

A cautiously positive start to the year (which we endorse) that is also boosted by another factor:continued interest by international investors in acquiring hotels in the UK and mainland Europe.