From OTAs to changing technologies, the rise of mobile and the growing importance of social media, the hospitality sector is facing huge digital disruption. We have rounded up the latest digital news, trends and insight to help your business stay ahead of the curve.
10-Mar-2017 - Ben’s Canteen has already hit its £250,000 crowdfunding target to help it grow to 10 sites within the next five years.
07-Mar-2017 - MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima has hit his £50,000 crowdfunding target to open his first permanent restaurant in Cheltenham.
01-Mar-2017 - MeatLiquor has teamed up with Deliveroo to open its first delivery-only kitchen in Canary Wharf.
15-Feb-2017 - The siblings behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana are to open a third outpost of their delivery-only restaurant in London.
10-Feb-2017 - Critically acclaimed Nordic restaurant Norse has raised £20,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to move to its first independent site.
08-Feb-2017 - Uber is ramping up its challenge to Deliveroo with the launch of its on-demand meal delivery service in Manchester this week (9 February).
06-Feb-2017 - Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple, discusses the golden opportunity for owners and marketers in the hospitality industry to use insights gained when customers log into their Wi-Fi through a form...
03-Feb-2017 - Norse, the Michelin recommended Nordic restaurant in Harrogate, is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to move to its first independent site in the town.
20-Jan-2017 - Deliveroo, the online restaurant delivery service, has launched a subscription service aimed at regular users.
09-Jan-2017 - With the festive season behind us, Olivia Fitzgerald of LiveRES, talks hospitality operators through the ways they can use customer data captured at Christmas to benefit business in the year ahead. ...
23-Dec-2016 - Contactless spending in restaurants rose 62 per cent in the past year, according to the latest data from Barclaycard.
16-Dec-2016 - The Châteaux & Hôtels Collection – presided over by chef Alain Ducasse – is to partner with Airbnb to offer a range of bedrooms, and gourmet experiences, on the sharing...
05-Dec-2016 - Staff at hotels and restaurants in the UK have been warned to be on high alert against potential cyber attacks as a sophisticated crime group turns its attention to the...
01-Dec-2016 - Airbnb is to impose a 90-day limit on London users letting out properties through the site following concern it is contributing to the city’s housing crisis.
24-Nov-2016 - London hotel Bermondsey Square has started a partnership with short-term rental providers in its area in a bid to challenge the rise of Airbnb.
22-Nov-2016 - Marriott has announced the two tech start-ups it will be trialling in its hotels as part of an ongoing push to innovate its hotel operations.
22-Nov-2016 - Travel website Expedia is launching its loyalty programme Expedia + in the UK next month to encourage users to book through the site and gain points in exchange for exclusive offers, discounts and...
17-Nov-2016 - The K West Hotel & Spa says staff have become more productive and have more time to spend making guests feel welcome since investing in guest-facing technology.
14-Nov-2016 - Airbnb is stepping up its efforts to target business travellers with a new tool designed to boost corporate bookings.
08-Nov-2016 - Grilled cheese street food operation The Cheese Truck is to open The Cheese Bar in Camden after overreaching its £100k crowdfunding target by 30k.
25-Oct-2016 - Premier Inn is planning to double its number of high-tech hub hotels following strong half-year sales at the chain.
12-Oct-2016 - As the industry gears up for two major hotel events in the next few weeks, experts have agreed that online travel agents (OTAs) may not be the ‘necessary evil’ they...
10-Oct-2016 - Marriott is looking to boost its digital operations by offering two tech start-ups the chance to test their ideas in its European hotels.
07-Oct-2016 - The siblings behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana are set to reinvent the takeaway by launching the first Deliveroo-only brand.
27-Sep-2016 - Travelodge has appointed its first chief technology officer as part of a plan to innovate its digital operations.