Trends & Reports

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

The top five stories in hospitality this week 23/11 - 27/11

27-Nov-2015 - What were some of the top trending stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Christmas dinner bookings up 200% since 2012

27-Nov-2015 - Christmas dinner bookings in pubs and restaurants have risen 202 per cent since 2012, according to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind Toby Carvery, Harvesters and Sizzling Pubs.

Restaurants and hotels braced for Black Friday sales boom

25-Nov-2015 - Restaurants and hotels are set to cash in on this year’s Black Friday madness, with UK shoppers expected to spend £3.49bn over the four-day period.

BHA report: FSM companies take big steps to improve public health

25-Nov-2015 - Food Service Management (FSM) companies are leading the way in offering healthier meals outside of the home, a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has shown. 

Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger top food hygiene ratings

24-Nov-2015 - JD Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger have topped the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings of the largest 20 high street brands.

Chinese tourists could spend £1bn a year in the UK by 2020

23-Nov-2015 - Britain’s tourism industry has welcomed a record number of international visitors this year driven by a surge of interest from the Chinese market.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 16/11 - 20/11

20-Nov-2015 - What were the hottest stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Accelerated decline for Aberdeen hotels in October

19-Nov-2015 - Hoteliers in Aberdeen faced further troubles in October with the Granite City’s RevPAR dropping sharply year-on-year as the declining oil industry continues to take its toll, according to the monthly...

Majority of high street restaurant chains serving unsustainable seafood

18-Nov-2015 - More than half of the UK’s largest restaurant chains are serving seafood from overfished areas or failing to be transparent about the origins of their fish and shellfish, new research...

Budget brands to lift London hotel boom until 2018

18-Nov-2015 - A boom in budget and five star brands is expected to see the number of hotel rooms in London grow 12 per cent by 2018, according to new research from...

Thanksgiving: American holiday generates British restaurant boost

18-Nov-2015 - British restaurants are gearing up for bumper Thanksgiving sales as data from OpenTable demonstrates a significant boost in people dining out to celebrate the holiday over the past five years.

More consolidation expected in hotel market following Marriott Starwood merger

17-Nov-2015 - The hotel sector should expect to see further consolidation as companies look to match the 'titanic organisation' created by the Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide merger, analysts...

Tea’s time: Good & Proper Tea to open permanent site

17-Nov-2015 - Loose leaf tea and crumpet concept Good & Proper Tea is set to open its first permanent site in London’s Shoreditch next week with the hope it will help establish...

The top five stories in hospitality this week 09/11 - 13/11

13-Nov-2015 - What were the hottest stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Budget hotel development on the increase

11-Nov-2015 - For the first time budget hotels account for more than half of the UK’s hotel development pipeline, with growth in the sector showing no signs of slowing down, according to...

VisitBritain: Social media is a ‘global influence’ on holiday choices

11-Nov-2015 - Research by VisitBritain shows that social media has a ‘powerful influence’ in international tourists choosing Britain as a holiday destination.

Could MPs scrap tourism tax in Northern Ireland?

10-Nov-2015 - MPs have launched an inquiry in to whether Northern Irish hospitality businesses are being damaged by the UK's tourism tax.

Single-item restaurants on the rise in London

09-Nov-2015 - While there are already restaurants specialising in grilled cheese, meatballs, chips and cereal, the trend for single-item menus is reportedly still on the rise in London.

The top five stories in hospitality this week 02/11 - 06/11

06-Nov-2015 - What were the hottest stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick:

Diners put off by expensive hotel restaurants

06-Nov-2015 - Pricey hotel restaurants are proving off-putting to diners who aren’t staying there as a guest, a new study has found.

Airbnb shows 'significant' growth in London

06-Nov-2015 - Airbnb is seeing ‘significant’ growth in London with the site increasingly charging higher rates than traditional hotels, new research from STR Global has found.

Hardens: London restaurants' growth rate 'off the charts'

05-Nov-2015 - The highest ever rate of new restaurant openings in the capital is recorded in the 25th edition of Harden’s London Restaurant guide, which is published today.

Diners get a taste for premium doners

04-Nov-2015 - Kebabs have become the latest fast food category to be given a makeover with a number of new players in London exploring the potential of the traditionally late-night staple....

London top in Europe for hotel investment in 2016

04-Nov-2015 - London has topped a poll of the most attractive hotel investment destinations in Europe for the second year running, according to a survey of senior hospitality figures by Deloitte.

Pubs and hotels win big at Rugby World Cup

03-Nov-2015 - VisitEngland has hailed the Rugby World Cup as the ‘most successful to date’ with the tournament scoring a £1bn boost for the UK economy.