Trends & Reports

Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.

Consumers demand better technology in pubs

29-Jul-2015 - Over a quarter of consumers would like to see improved technology in pubs to allow them to work away from home, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

76% of guests would never return to an unclean hotel

29-Jul-2015 - An unclean bedroom is said to be the main reason guests would not return to a hotel with 76 per cent of people saying they wouldn't stay there again if...

Brits spend £76m a day dining out for breakfast

28-Jul-2015 - Eating breakfast out is becoming part of the British public’s routine, a survey by purchasing company Beacon has found.

37 per cent of diners don’t want front-of-house technology

24-Jul-2015 - A report by Sacla’ has found that 37 per cent of diners over the age of 35 do not want restaurants to use front-of-house technology.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 20/07 - 24/07

24-Jul-2015 - Here's a round-up of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week:

Huge demand for Glasgow hotels, but Aberdeen’s problems continue

21-Jul-2015 - Glasgow’s hotel industry is booming according to LJ Research’s latest monthly report for June, although Aberdeen continues to struggle.

High staff turnover in hospitality causing a productivity crisis

20-Jul-2015 - High staff turnover in the hospitality industry has resulted in a productivity crisis costing the sector £272m per year, new figures show

Dining trends report shows that diners are becoming more adventurous

20-Jul-2015 - The ‘Eating Out – Today and Tomorrow’ (EOTT) report by Sacla’ has found that 62 per cent of adults say that they are adventurous in terms of cuisine.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 13/07-17/07

17-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories this week on BigHospitality.

British holidaymakers find better value for money in the UK than abroad

17-Jul-2015 - A study by Jurys Inn Hotel Group (JIHG) has found that 67 per cent of Britons think that staycations offer better value for money than foreign breaks.

Top 10 emerging UK destinations

14-Jul-2015 - In our latest image gallery we take a look at the ‘emerging’ UK cities, those which have seen the biggest increase in foreign visitors since 2012. 

Consumer spending on hospitality continues to rise

14-Jul-2015 - Restaurants, pubs and hotels all saw a rise in sales during the second quarter of 2015.

Eating out sector sees unexpected decline

10-Jul-2015 - Britain’s eating out sector experienced an unexpected dip in June with consumers dining out infrequently and spending less money, according to Horizons' latest report.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 06/07 - 10/07

10-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top stories trending this week on BigHospitality:

Study shows sharp rise in number of people dining solo

10-Jul-2015 - The number of single-cover reservations has risen by 110 per cent in the last two-years, according to a study by online restaurant reservations group OpenTable.

Top 10 most visited UK cities 2014

08-Jul-2015 - With the summer holidays coming BigHospitality looks at the top 10 most visited cities in the UK in 2014.

Dining trends: Premium wine sales boom in restaurants and gastro pubs

07-Jul-2015 - Premium wines are continuing to buck the trend of overall declining wine sales in restaurants, pubs and gastropubs , with the sector experiencing double digit sales growth year-on-year.

Heatwave boosts interest in UK seaside hotels

06-Jul-2015 - Last week's heatwave helped boost interest in hotels in the UK's most popular seaside resorts according to new data from hotel comparison site Trivago which saw searches increase by up...

Top 5 stories in hospitality this week

03-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top stories you've been reading this week on BigHospitality.

What do consumers look for when booking hotels?

03-Jul-2015 - Online reviews play an increasingly important role in driving hotel room bookings, so what factors can trigger different types of consumers to book?

Restaurant brands missing out on customer loyalty schemes

03-Jul-2015 - Restaurant brands should make better use of data obtained through loyalty schemes such as cards and apps to create deals targeted to customer preferences.

Dining trends: Consumers reluctant to 'trade up' to more expensive dishes

03-Jul-2015 - An ongoing reluctance by consumers to trade up to more expensive menu items is squeezing restaurant profits, according to exclusive research.

World of gastronomy 'enters new era of casual-dining'

02-Jul-2015 - Fine-dining chefs and restaurateurs are making continued moves to make their offerings more relaxed and informal as the world of gastronomy shifts towards 'a new era of casual dining'. 

Connected Traveller: Smartphone-using hotel guests express preference for apps

30-Jun-2015 - Hotel companies would cater better for smartphone-using guests if their business developed an app, a report by TripAdvisor has found. 

Hotel chains report mixed May performance

26-Jun-2015 - Regional hotel chains continued to experience mixed year-on-year profit growth  across the UK in May, as London sites registered a decline.