Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.
28-Aug-2014 - Business groups have called for government action after a new report showed lending to small and medium-sized firms (SME’s) such as restaurants, hotels and bars continued to fall in the second quarter of the year.
28-Aug-2014 - London hotel profits dropped for the third consecutive month in July while profitability in the provinces soared, according to the latest data from HotStats.
27-Aug-2014 - Flight booking company Just The Flight has released results from a new survey on attitudes to stealing from hotels, which could help hoteliers understand why guests do it.
27-Aug-2014 - Hotel booking portal hotel.info has released analysis to show which cities its users have rated as having the cleanest hotels, with Sheffield coming out on top, and Birmingham at the bottom of the pile.
26-Aug-2014 - The cost of implementation of the new EU allergen regulations coming into force on 13 December could reach £200m a year for food businesses, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).
22-Aug-2014 - It’s the time of year that the hospitality industry starts putting together its festive plans for Christmas, with a number of bigger venues already taking bookings. BigHospitality is starting our special feature on planning for Christmas with a look at what venues can do to make themselves stand out this festive season, and how they can get the customers in.
22-Aug-2014 - As UK hotel transactions return to pre-crisis levels , the value of construction contracts for new properties has also started to show upward movement.
21-Aug-2014 - Hotel search website Trivago has also released data showing London to be the most popular city to visit for the 5.2m Brits taking 'staycations' this August bank holiday, while Edinburgh is the most expensive.
21-Aug-2014 - Dutch solo dining pop-up concept Eenmaal is planning a UK event and potential permanent venue in London, as new research suggests that eating out alone is growing in popularity.
20-Aug-2014 - Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.
19-Aug-2014 - Restaurants are set to enjoy a profitable August bank holiday as Brits are planning to spend 120 per cent more than on a normal weekend, according to research by VoucherCodes.co.uk.
18-Aug-2014 - Burger popularity has peaked in the UK, with branded operators serving increasingly innovative American and street food inspired dishes, according to the latest Menurama study from Horizons.
18-Aug-2014 - Restaurant owners have been asked to remain vigilant as Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) has noted an upsurge in phone scams targeting diners.
18-Aug-2014 - Liverpool waterfront hotels enjoyed 82 per cent occupancy between April and June – 4 per cent over the city’s average of 78 per cent, according to figures by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
15-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has called for educators to recognise the importance of vocational training for careers such as those in hospitality, and stop ‘hoarding’ young people in academia.
15-Aug-2014 - Glasgow hotels enjoyed a record of 97.3 per cent occupancy during July as the city played host to the Commonwealth Games, according to LJ Research.
15-Aug-2014 - Food inflation predictions have been lowered to 2 per cent for 2014, following favourable climatic conditions and price pressure in the retail sector. BigHospitality looks at how restaurants can make the most of the lowest inflation levels the market has seen for years.
14-Aug-2014 - Restaurant booking website Bookatable has released its Quarterly Dining Trends report on dining trends in Britain over the last year, which shows the most popular restaurant booked through the site alongside the rising popularity of different international cuisines.
14-Aug-2014 - Visits to the UK by overseas residents hit a record 16.4m between January and June 2014, up 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
14-Aug-2014 - Average like-for-like sales for restaurant and pubs in July were up 2.2 per cent – the 16th consecutive month of growth for the sector.
13-Aug-2014 - Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK hotel sector were up 65 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous six months, which bodes well for a record year, according to Deloitte.
13-Aug-2014 - London hotels experienced a mixed July, with a drop in occupancy and revenue per available room (revPAR), but increased supply, demand and average daily rates (ADR), according to STR Global’s preliminary results.
11-Aug-2014 - Scottish hotels recorded occupancy rates of 79.2 per cent in May, beating the performance of both England (75.4 per cent) and Wales (76.9 per cent), according to BDO’s latest hotel trend survey.
08-Aug-2014 - Great Britain enjoyed strong growth in domestic tourism over Easter, helping offset some of the losses experienced during the floods and wet weather earlier this year.
07-Aug-2014 - The serviced apartment sector enjoyed strong occupancy in the second quarter of this year, according to STR Global and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).
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