The British Hospitality Association has welcomed a decisive election result as good for hospitality businesses.
David Cameron secured a second term as Prime Minister today after the Conservative party won an unexpected majority vote in the 2015 general election.
The majority of hospitality chief executives polled by the BHA earlier this week feared that an uncertain election result could negatively impact business.
When an outright majority seemed unlikely, one said that "no real result" was as bad as the "wrong result".
But with a decisive outcome, the BHA chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said that there was now "no room for excuses".
"The hospitality and tourism industry expect the new Conservative Government to start delivering from day one," she added.
"Our top agenda item for the Prime Minister and the Chancellor is to cut tourism VAT to 5% which could massively boost jobs, bring billions of new revenue to the treasury and directly improve the livelihoods of people in struggling communities across the UK.
"Let's hope consumers are the winners in the final result and can look forward to the benefits of an increasingly healthy economy."