Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.
22-Dec-2014 - Quick service is very important for men when dining out during the Christmas period, while women focus more on the whole experience, according to research by CGA Peach and hospitality...
22-Dec-2014 - UK beer sales have bounced back after five consecutive years of decline, according to the latest research from Mintel.
22-Dec-2014 - Eating out continued to outperform the overall leisure market last month, with families in particular spending more on meals at pubs and restaurants.
19-Dec-2014 - Brits will have more disposable income to spend on extras like eating out this Christmas, according to the latest income tracker from Asda.
19-Dec-2014 - Pubs and restaurants have been hit by falling alcohol sales over the past twelve weeks, but could receive a boost as people gear up for the festive period.
18-Dec-2014 - Hotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 146 per cent on average on 31st December, according to data released by Trivago.
18-Dec-2014 - Nearly half of restaurateurs believe it is appropriate to leave a 5-10 per cent tip, according to a new ResDiary poll.
17-Dec-2014 - Chef Tom Seller’s Restaurant Story in London took the top spot on this year’s OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants list.
17-Dec-2014 - People 1st has called for a ‘hard hitting’ cross-industry campaign to promote the breadth of career opportunities the hospitality and tourism industry can offer.
16-Dec-2014 - Premium tea brands are crucial to tap into the growth potential for out-of-home tea sales, according to a report by Allegra World Coffee Portal.
15-Dec-2014 - A 2 per cent alcohol duty cut could boost public finances by £1.5bn in 2015, according to an Ernst & Young report launched alongside the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s...
12-Dec-2014 - A boom in crowd-funding and the increasing popularity of smokehouses and pop-ups are among the predictions for 2015 from advisory firm BDO.
12-Dec-2014 - Over-attentive waiting staff has been named as the most irritating practice in British restaurants in a survey commissioned by restaurant critic Barry Verber.
11-Dec-2014 - Overseas residents spent £6.3bn during their visits to the UK from August to October – a 3 per cent year-on-year drop despite growth in the number of visits.
11-Dec-2014 - Pub and restaurant groups enjoyed a 3.4 per cent increase in like-for-like sales in November compared to the same month last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
11-Dec-2014 - Hotel performance both in London and in the regions is expected to remain strong until the end of the year, according to HotStats’ first Hotel Market Profitability Forecast.
10-Dec-2014 - London is the 14th most expensive city in the world for accommodation, according to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index.
10-Dec-2014 - A majority of guests want as much variety as possible in hotel breakfasts, but different nationalities prioritise different aspects of the experience, according to a survey by hotel.info.
10-Dec-2014 - Online travel agents (OTAs) form two thirds (73 per cent) of search results – both organic and paid for – for hotel-related keywords on Google UK, according to digital agency Crafted.
08-Dec-2014 - The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover and 27,000 outlets by 2020, according to a report by World Coffee Portal.
04-Dec-2014 - Scottish hotels are set to enjoy a busy end of 2014, as demand on Expedia has grown by 30 to 50 per cent compared to the same time last year.
04-Dec-2014 - This infographic, released by HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, looks at who millennials are, how they travel, hospitality trends driven by their demand and marketing techniques to target them.
04-Dec-2014 - Credit and debit card transactions rose by over 6 per cent in 2014, leaving hospitality operators that do not offer cashless payments ‘behind the curve’, according to payment processor Worldpay.
04-Dec-2014 - London has recorded its highest ever rate of net restaurant openings but there are concerns that the bubble may be about to burst.
03-Dec-2014 - Campaigners have called on restaurants and pubs to offer more low meat and meat-free options as new research suggests that British consumers are eating less meat.