Preparations are well underway at Harrogate’s Majestic to help host one of the town’s major annual trade shows
Finishing touches are being put to marquees in the grounds of The Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, which will host scores of trade stands belonging to companies from across the UK exhibiting at this year’s Home & Gift Fair.
Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa manager Andy Barnsdale said: ‘We are looking forward to playing our part in the staging of this annual trade fair, which is synonymous with Harrogate.
‘I see the staging of Home & Gift 2021 as an important stage in the recovery of Harrogate’s hospitality and events sector, which has been seriously dented by Covid.
‘Hopefully, being able to host this trade show will give other conferenceand events organisers the confidence to come back to Harrogate, and also encourage new business into the town.’
With Covid restrictions only being relaxed from Monday, July 19, the first day of the fair, Sunday, July 18, will be staged under the third phase of the Government Events Research Programme.
This means that whilst there will be no restrictions on visitor numbers or social distancing requirements on the day, all attendees will be required to certify either they have had two vaccinations at least two weeks prior to attending or a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test at least 48hrs before attending.