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Competitive socialising trends from kam insights

Competitive socialising trends from kam insights

In the bustling UK hospitality sector, competitive socialising is making waves as a dynamic and engaging way to bring people together. According to the recent KAM Competitive Socialising Report 2024, venues offering activity-led experiences like interactive darts, augmented reality darts, and other innovative games are seeing a surge in popularity.

The Rise of Competitive Socialising

Competitive socialising is defined as the convergence of games, food, and drink, creating a fun and interactive environment where friends and family can connect and create lasting memories. The KAM report reveals substantial growth in the sector based on the number adults in the UK who have visited a competitive socialising venue in the past year, indicating significant potential.

Who Are the Competitive Socialisers?

The report provides a detailed demographic breakdown of competitive socialisers. The most loyal visitors are typically younger, male, affluent, and predominantly from the Midlands and southern UK. Interestingly, Gen Z and higher-income individuals are frequenting these venues more often, underscoring the importance of disposable income in driving visit frequency.

The Appeal of Interactive Darts

Among the diverse array of games available, darts remain one of the most popular activities, with the introduction of digital innovations revitalising the classic game.

Our Interactive Darts (also branded by some of our customers as Digital Darts or Electronic Darts) and Augmented Reality Darts products offer an enhanced experience, leveraging next-level tech without losing the traditional authenticity.

At 501 Fun, our products leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance the playing experience. Offering not just an activity but a social experience, our pioneering Darts products are perfect for venues looking to attract competitive socialisers.

Why Competitive Socialising Matters

The KAM report highlights several key insights into why people are drawn to competitive socialising venues:

  1. Social Connection: People visit these venues to connect with others in a fun and interactive setting.

  2. Variety and Engagement: The variety of games, including interactive and augmented reality options, keeps the experience fresh and exciting.

  3. Food and Drink: A strong food and drink offering is crucial. Venues that can integrate these elements seamlessly tend to perform better.

For 501 Fun, understanding these motivations allows us to tailor our products and marketing efforts to meet the needs of both venues and their guests. We are continuously developing new games to keep the offering fresh for our customers, and have incorporated essential features like the ability to upload a F&B menu to the touchscreen console to help optimise an uplift in spend.

The Future of Competitive Socialising

As the sector matures, it’s essential to continue innovating and enhancing the customer experience. The KAM report suggests focusing on delivering value, improving the food and drink offerings, and expanding the range of games available. For 501 Fun, this means continuously evolving our products to incorporate the latest technology and trends in interactive entertainment.

Credit: KAM Insights 'Competitive Socialising 2024: Consumer Trends for Activity-Led Venues'

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