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 01/09 - 04/09

04-Sep-2015 - What's been trending this week on BigHospitality?

Hospitality SME's optimistic about growth

04-Sep-2015 - Small and medium-sized hospitality businesses (SMEs) such as restaurants, pubs and bars are more optimistic about future growth than those in other major sectors.

Herefordshire: The cheapest place in the UK to buy a pint

03-Sep-2015 - Herefordshire is the cheapest place to buy a pint in the UK according to a survey of national beer prices by the Good Pub Guide. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 24/08-28/08

28-Aug-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories this week on BigHospitality:

Over a quarter of Brits dislike being given an accessible hotel room

28-Aug-2015 - Over a quarter of the British public are either ‘unhappy’ or ‘fairly unhappy’ at the idea of being given a disabled-accessible hotel room, research released by German bathroom and sanitaryware...

Hospitality profits up despite staff shortage concerns

28-Aug-2015 - Hospitality businesses reported healthy profit growth for the three months to August and remain positive about the future despite concerns over staff shortages.

Staycation trend: 4.8m Brits plan UK Bank Holiday getaway

27-Aug-2015 - Almost 5m Brits are shunning the continent and planning a UK break this bank holiday, generating over £1bn for the British economy, according to figures released by Visit England.

Menu trends: Superfoods, popping candy and street food inspired dishes on the rise

26-Aug-2015 - High street chains are beginning to use increasingly eclectic ingredients inspired by independent and street food operators in a bid to attract customers, a new study shows.

Hey big spender: Shopping tourists visiting UK spend 80% more

26-Aug-2015 - International tourists who visit the UK primarily to shop spend 80 per cent more during their stay than those visiting for other reasons, according to research by VisitBritain. 

Rise in contactless payments at restaurants

26-Aug-2015 - Restaurants generate the second highest number of contactless payments in the UK, new figures show.

Pubs expecting Rugby World Cup boost

26-Aug-2015 - Pubs around the UK are expecting a boost in September as the Rugby World Cup kicks off, figures from Greene King demonstrate.

Top 10 UK bank holiday staycation destinations

24-Aug-2015 - With the August bank holiday almost upon us BigHospitality rounds up the top 10 UK staycation destinations using data from Trivago.

Chef shortage causing crisis for UK curry restaurants

24-Aug-2015 - The ongoing shortage of skilled chefs is threatening the survival UK curry restaurants, according to the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA).

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 17/08-21/08

21-Aug-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week:

2015: First six months see record UK tourism figures

21-Aug-2015 - New tourism figures released by VisitBritain show record tourism figures in the first six months of 2015 although spending stalled.

£12.04: What diners are happy to pay for a main course

20-Aug-2015 - Diners are happy to pay an average £12.04 for a main course in a restaurant in the UK and Ireland, a survey by LivingSocial has revealed.

B&Bs most expensive small business to purchase

19-Aug-2015 - Research by Direct Line for Business has shown that B&Bs are the most expensive small business to purchase, while pubs are among the least expensive.

Hospitality operators use social media feedback to help shape business

18-Aug-2015 - Restaurant, hotel and pub operators are frequently turning to social media for feedback on how they can better their business.

Brits spend quarter of their annual wage on dining out

18-Aug-2015 - A study by OpenTable has found that the average British person spends over £4k on dining out each year, that’s a quarter of the average annual income.

Increase in number of hoteliers opting for franchises over management agreements

17-Aug-2015 - Hotel owners in Europe will be more likely to opt for franchise agreements with brands than management agreements over the next five years according to property advisor CBRE.


Scotland’s hotel boom: figures show 5 year occupancy rise

17-Aug-2015 - The latest figures published by VisitScotland show that there has been a steady rise in hotel room occupancy since 2010.

70% of hospitality operators foresee negative impact of National Living Wage

17-Aug-2015 - More than 70 per cent of restaurant and pub operators believe the introduction of the National Living Wage for the over-25s next year will have a negative impact on their...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 10/08-14/08

14-Aug-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories this week on BigHospitality:

Top restaurants urged to remove grouse from menus

13-Aug-2015 - Michelin restaurants are being urged to remove grouse from their Glorious Twelfth menus due to the risk posed to other wildlife by game bird shooting.

Call for smoking ban outside restaurants and pubs

13-Aug-2015 - The ban on public smoking should be extended to al fresco dining areas of restaurants and pub gardens, according to a new report.