Comment: Competitive socialising signals new dawn for hospitality sector

The last few years have been somewhat challenging for the hospitality and leisure sector. Rising energy prices and escalating wage and produce bills have meant a hike in operating costs.
The cost-of-living crisis has forced many operators to absorb these expenses rather than pass them on to the consumer, resulting in strained margins and closures.
But there’s one sub-sector that is defying the trend – competitive socialising. Take a traditional pastime, say darts, give it a high-tech makeover, set it in a swanky venue to a pumping soundtrack and within a decade you’ve got yourself an entirely new, global business.
Flight Club opened its first venue in Shore …