Trends & Reports

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

UK hotels come top for customer service

13-Oct-2015 - UK hotels have been rated as offering the best customer service in Europe, according to new research from the Independent Hotel Show and Travelzoo.

Spending on hospitality continues to rise

12-Oct-2015 - Consumer spending on eating-out rose for the 26th consecutive month in September, according to the latest report from Barclaycard.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 5/10 - 9/10

09-Oct-2015 - We round-up some of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week.

Cost of eating out falls but spending rises

09-Oct-2015 - Competition between high street restaurants and pubs is making the average cost of meals less but consumers are spending more overall on extra courses and side dishes, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C...

Young chefs must spread sustainability message, says top campaigner

08-Oct-2015 - The next generation of chefs has a responsibility to ensure future restaurants improve sustainability standards, chef and campaigner Arthur Potts Dawson has warned.

'Haggle' with suppliers on Christmas produce prices, hospitality operators told

07-Oct-2015 - Operators in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors are being advised to engage in 'old-fashioned' haggling over prices with suppliers this Christmas to take advantage of lower production costs of...

Cocktail sales on the rise in restaurants

06-Oct-2015 - Sales of cocktails are on the rise in restaurants across the UK, according to a report by CGA Strategy. 

Net number of restaurants rises by 1,770 in past year

05-Oct-2015 - The UK’s eating and drinking-out market saw a net 1,770 new restaurants open in the past 12 months, up 6.9 per cent on the previous year, according to the new...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 28/09 - 02/10

02-Oct-2015 - What were some of the biggest stories on BigHospitality this week?

Indian summer sees Travelodge report record sales

02-Oct-2015 - Travelodge has reported a record surge in bookings for the first weekend of October as holidaymakers race to enjoy what could be the last of the warm weather.

Chinese visa overhaul could boost visitor numbers by 265k

01-Oct-2015 - An overhaul of the Chinese visa system could boost the boost the number of Chinese tourists to the UK by 265k each year and earn the British economy £337m, according...

UK hospitality industry to expect influx of Chinese visitors

30-Sep-2015 - The UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors should expect to see an increase in the number of visits from Chinese tourists over the next month as they enter their holiday season,...

Relax immigration laws to help address chef shortage, says recruiter

28-Sep-2015 - The chef shortage problem could be eased temporarily by relaxing Britain's immigration laws to allow a 'freer movement of chef talent' around the globe, the director of hospitality recruitment company...

Sat Bains and Michel Roux Jr among chef line-up at The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Sep-2015 - Sat Bains, Michel Roux Jr and Raymond Blanc are some of the big named chefs who will be sharing some of their trade secrets at The Restaurant Show next week...

Michelin chef scraps lunch service to improve staff hours

25-Sep-2015 - Michelin-starred chef James Close from The Raby Hunt in Darlington is scrapping his weekday lunch service in a bid to improve staff hours and encourage chef creativity.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 21/09 - 25/09

25-Sep-2015 - We round-up some of the top stories on BigHospitality this week.

Mobile phones cause “emotional stress” at dinner table

25-Sep-2015 - Mobile phone use while dining out causes “constant, low-level emotional stress”, a report finds.

Government rejects Jamie Oliver's sugar tax

24-Sep-2015 - The Government has rejected Jamie Oliver’s calls to impose a tax on sugary drinks.

27% of Brits planning to spend more on Christmas this year

23-Sep-2015 - Almost a third of Brits are planning to spend more on Christmas this year compared to 2014, according to a report by Greene King.

The top five stories in hospitality this week 14/09-18/09

18-Sep-2015 - We round-up some of the top stories on BigHospitality this week:

Rugby World Cup search boost for hotels

18-Sep-2015 - Search figures for hotels in Rugby World Cup host cities show a significant year-on-year increase, according to research from hotels booking website Expedia.

Restaurants struggle with sustainability standards

18-Sep-2015 - British restaurants consume more than £1.3bn in energy each year, but three quarters of restaurateurs don’t know how to reduce costs, according to new research from E.ON.


Chef Dave Pigram on integrating superfoods into menus

18-Sep-2015 - With superfoods predicted to be a growing trend for menus  BigHospitality speaks to Dave Pigram, head chef at The Waterleaf Restaurant at Reynolds Retreat in Kent, about how he is using them...

Michelin 2016: Birmingham shines while Manchester misses out (again)

17-Sep-2015 - Birmingham has become the city holding the most Michelin-starred restaurants outside of London while Manchester has failed to earn itself a star for another year.

Pubs to pull 25m more pints for Rugby World Cup

17-Sep-2015 - Bartenders could be suffering with sore arms during the Rugby World Cup as they could be pulling an extra 25m pints during the tournament, according to the British Beer &...