By Adam Whiting - VenueHub Co-Founder & CEO
2017 was a very busy year for us at VenueHub. We had over 700,000 different people use our site, viewing 4 million pages of venue content. Of this, the site generated over 55,000 event booking enquiries to over 1,000+ listed venues helping nearly 25,000 different events source venues during this period. These figures represent growth of approximately 30% on 2016.
Our database of venues continues to grow and at the time of writing we now promote 1,076 event spaces. Hong Kong's venue landscape is constantly changing, as are the demands of event planners. The VenueHub platform continues to be a crucial resource for both professional and private event planners who need to stay alert to the newest and most attractive venue hire options in the city.
2017 saw us on-board most of Hong Kong’s leading 5* hotels giving even more variety and high-quality booking options to our database. We continue to receive great interest and expect venue numbers to grow on our site even further in 2018.
All of this was achieved through the hard work of our incredibly dedicated team of 6, who work tirelessly to ensure our operations run smoothly. At VenueHub, we look for "quality over quantity" in terms of our staffing and as CEO; I am delighted to lead such a great team that demonstrates a superb team spirit and work ethic. Needless to say, we will be hiring in 2018 to cope with the increased demand and heavy site traction. I would also like to pay tribute to all of our other stakeholders and our outsource team who have also worked with such passion to help us achieve our goals during this year.
In 2018, we will work to further solidify our position as Hong Kong's leading venue booking marketplace with an eye on new business opportunities. As ever, we place a lot of emphasis on tech improvement and we should have some exciting new features for both our clients and our users in the coming year. Watch this space.
On behalf of all of us, a very happy Christmas and new year and see you all in 2018!