Levy Restaurants extends partnership with ALVA

06 September 2016 by
Levy Restaurants extends partnership with ALVA

Levy Restaurants UK has extended its relationship with the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) with a new partnership agreement for 2017.

Anna Fenten, head of marketing for Levy Restaurants UK, said: "The importance of food and drink in shaping guests' lasting memories of the UK's leading visitor attractions cannot be underestimated. "We are really looking forward to working closely with ALVA to further enhance our understanding of the evolving requirements of visitors, as well as the trends that are driving them."

Bernard Donoghue, director of ALVA, added: "Catering is a vastly important factor in the visitor experience, particularly given its impact on footfall and dwell time. We're very pleased to extend our partnership with Levy Restaurants UK and look forward to working alongside the team in sharing trends and insights to all our members at ALVA."

Levy Restaurants has a long standing presence in the sector with a broad range of catering partnerships across cultural venues including Edinburgh Zoo, Salisbury Cathedral, Somerset House and the Glyndebourne Festival.

This year has seen the opening of six new cafés and bars at IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms.

Made up of 66 members and more than 2,200 sites, ALVA represents the achievements and interests of some of the UK's most iconic and popular destinations including museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

Receiving over 119 million domestic and overseas visitors each year, association members host around 28% of the total visits made annually in the UK.

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