Trends & Reports

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

Locals are key to your hotel’s success, say expert hoteliers

21-Oct-2016 - Local business is key to the success of your hotel, whether it’s an urban hub or country house, according to hotel experts this week.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 17/10 - 21/10

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

Pubs and restaurants see strong September sales

20-Oct-2016 - Consumer spending on eating and drinking out continues to hold up post­-Brexit vote, with managed pub and restaurant groups reporting collective like-­for-like sales up 1.8 per cent in September against...

What's next for Manchester's dining scene?

19-Oct-2016 - Manchester may still be chasing a Michelin Star, but the city’s dining scene is firmly on the up.

Wine prices 'could rise by 29p' post-Brexit

19-Oct-2016 - Wine prices could rise by an average of 29p per bottle as a result of the Brexit vote, according to new research.

UK's regional hotel market to experience further growth

17-Oct-2016 - The UK's regional hotel market is predicted to grow considerably over the next two years, according to research by JLL, as new developments in cities outside London attract a growing...

Staycations set to rise as Brits maintain post-Brexit holiday spend

17-Oct-2016 - British consumers will aim to maintain their spending habits on holidays over the next 12 months, but staycations are expected to rise due to Brexit, a new survey from PwC...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 10/10 - 14/10

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

The battle of the bookings: How hotels can work with, not against OTAs

12-Oct-2016 - As the industry gears up for two major hotel events in the next few weeks, experts have agreed that online travel agents (OTAs) may not be the ‘necessary evil’ they...

Spending in restaurants reaches 15-month high

11-Oct-2016 - The warm September weather saw people spend the largest amount on eating and drinking out for over a year.

Heathrow hotels see profits drop as passenger numbers slow

11-Oct-2016 - Profits fell more than 11 per cent at hotels at Heathrow in August as passenger numbers through the airport slowed. 

Tourist spending in Britain rises £800m

11-Oct-2016 - Britain has seen a record rise in tourism with international visitors spending an additional £800m across the country in the last year, according to VisitBritain.

How restaurants are catering for customers with food allergies

10-Oct-2016 - Restaurant owners have spoken out about the steps they’ve taken to comply with allergen legislation as well as cater for the growing number of customers with food allergies. 

Shiva Hotels launches anti-slavery hospitality charter and roundtable

10-Oct-2016 - Shiva Hotels is aiming to raise awareness of modern slavery within hospitality after piloting a new anti-trafficking scheme at its DoubleTree by Hilton in London, and a roundtable set for...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 03/10 - 07/10

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

Perfect match: Why coffee could be better served with desserts not after

06-Oct-2016 - Coffee being served with dessert instead of after it could soon be a practice seen in more restaurants due to work being carried out by a top pastry chef and...

Hospitality loyalty: Personalisation of offers important for millennials

04-Oct-2016 - Hospitality businesses looking to attract the millennial generation will have a better chance of gaining their loyalty if they personalise offers a survey has revealed. 

Independent hotels best placed to face up to industry challenges

03-Oct-2016 - The independent hotel sector may have diminished in size, but is best placed to face the challenge of industry disruptors and meet the future needs of the modern traveller, according...

Spending on eating out rises but transaction spend falls

30-Sep-2016 - Consumers are spending more on takeaway services ‒ including Deliveroo and Hello Fresh ‒ and eating out more frequently overall, although average transaction value has fallen across casual dining and...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 26/09 - 30/09

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

Jupiter Hotels purchases three hotels under Holiday Inn and Mercure

26-Sep-2016 - Jupiter Hotels has announced that it has purchased three hotels under its umbrella – the Holiday Inn Darlington, Holiday Inn Dumfries, and Mercure Sheffield Parkway – off a reported guide...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 19/09 - 23/09

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

Island Poké, backed by former Soho House director, to open in London

22-Sep-2016 - Island Poké, a new restaurant concept backed by Chris Miller, founder of investment platform the White Rabbit Fund, is to open in London’s Soho this October.

Regional hotels set for ‘record growth’ in 2017

22-Sep-2016 - UK regional hotels are set to see record growth in 2017, but London properties will continue to struggle.

Hotel guests now want ‘affordable luxury’ above nearly everything else, says BDRC

16-Sep-2016 - Hotels hoping to capture both business and leisure travellers should focus on ‘affordable luxury’ to generate bookings and please guests, especially among Millennials, BDRC Continental has said.