Trends & Reports

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

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 25/07 - 29/07

29-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Post-Brexit to boost UK hotel room bookings by 30 per cent

29-Jul-2016 - The post-Brexit effect will drive up hotel room nights stayed in the UK by 30 per cent year-on-year, in the second half of 2016, new data suggests.

British beer sales are rising overall despite on-trade drop, says BBPA

28-Jul-2016 - Overall British beer sales rose by 1.5 per cent in the last quarter, reversing a long period of decline in the sector, according to figures released today.

Thaikhun, Comptoir and Absurd Bird to open first sites in Bath

28-Jul-2016 - Casual dining groups Thaikhun, Comptoir Libanais, and Absurd Bird are to open their first sites in Bath, as part of the SouthGate development ‘restaurant quarter’ near Bath Spa railway station.

Marriott launches social marketing programme M Live in Europe

26-Jul-2016 - Marriott International's real-time social marketing initiative M Live is being launched in Europe following its success in its US, Asia Pacific, Caribbean and Latin American regions. 

UK's hotel sector one of first to benefit from Brexit

26-Jul-2016 - The UK's hotel sector is expected to be one of the first to see 'tangible financial benefits' from Britain's intention to leave the EU, insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has predicted. ...

How top restaurants and hotels can improve their bad disabled loos

25-Jul-2016 - Many restaurants and high-end hotels do not provide adequate disabled toilet facilities, even among the high-end Michelin-starred names, a disability commentator has claimed.

Restaurant and pub bosses take bleak view of Brexit

25-Jul-2016 - Confidence among the leaders of the UK’s restaurant, pub and bar groups has nose-dived since the Brexit vote, according to CGA Peach research.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/07 - 22/07

22-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Independent hoteliers ‘increasingly dependent’ on OTAs to drive bookings

20-Jul-2016 - Independent hoteliers are increasingly dependent on online travel agents (OTAs) to drive bookings with a quarter being made through these channels, a report has found. 

First Look: Adam Handling’s The Frog

20-Jul-2016 - Adam Handling, the 27-year-old chef previously at his eponymous restaurant at Caxton at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel, has launched his first genuinely solo venture, The Frog, in London’s Shoreditch....

Hospitality paying staff more than NLW survey finds

19-Jul-2016 - The hospitality industry is paying workers over 25 an average of 27p above the National Living Wage (NLW) a wage survey has reveal

Four ways Pokemon Go can boost restaurant sales

19-Jul-2016 - Pokemon Go has taken the UK by storm, and savvy bars and restaurants are already using the game to boost sales.

Deliveroo launches scheme to deliver alcohol within 20 minutes

19-Jul-2016 - Online restaurant delivery company Deliveroo has today launched an alcohol delivery service, in partnership with brands such as BrewDog and Majestic Wines.

Hard Rock International signs Glasgow hotel deal amid wider UK plans

18-Jul-2016 - Hard Rock International has signed a deal for a new hotel site in Glasgow, it has confirmed, soon after announcing plans to convert London’s 900-bedroom The Cumberland hotel by 2018.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 11/07 - 15/07

15-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Seafood Pub Company set to expand after £18m capital deal

15-Jul-2016 - The Seafood Pub Company is set to expand after announcing an £18m majority stake deal from Penta Capital, former backer of La Tasca, EAT, and Geronimo Inns.

UK tourism 'anticipates strong summer' as international visits rise

14-Jul-2016 - National tourism agency VisitBritain is 'anticipating a strong summer' after latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded a record first quarter for inbound tourists. 

Pizza Hut launches emoji menu

13-Jul-2016 - Diners can often be left flummoxed by elaborate menu descriptions.

Serviced apartments boost aparthotels sector in ‘burst of creativity’

11-Jul-2016 - Serviced apartment operators are looking to new ways of expanding their appeal with mixed used developments, in what hotel consultancy HVS has called a ‘burst of creativity’.

Brexit sees hospitality spending slump to three-year low

11-Jul-2016 - Consumer spending on hospitality grew at its lowest level for over three years in the run-up to the Brexit vote, according to Visa UK’s latest Consumer Spending Index.

Apple Apartments aparthotel to open in Edinburgh in 2017

08-Jul-2016 - A 21-bedroom aparthotel is to open in a former school building near Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in late 2017, as part of the £150m New Waverley development.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 04/07 - 08/07

08-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Why virtual reality could be the next big bar trend

07-Jul-2016 - Virtual reality (VR) is already shaking up the world of gaming and hotel booking, but now cocktails could be set to take on a whole new dimension.

The Scotsman Hotel “continuing to trade” despite HMRC liquidation

07-Jul-2016 - The Scotsman Hotel will continue to trade throughout its liquidation process and is seeking a long-term solution to its administration, its liquidator has said.