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Trends & Reports

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

Hilton named world's most valuable hotel brand

28-Apr-2016 - Hilton has topped a list of the 50 most powerful and valuable hotel brands in the world. 

Report: Restaurant staff not taking allergy requests seriously enough

28-Apr-2016 - Restaurant owners are being urged to do more to educate their staff on the subject of food allergens after a survey of diners with allergies found that a quarter had...

Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Low Pay Commission chair to discuss National Living Wage impact

27-Apr-2016 - Sir David Norgrove, chair of the Low Pay Commission, will talk about the impact the National Living Wage is having on the hospitality industry at this year's Hospitality & Tourism...

Restaurants already make tap water freely available

26-Apr-2016 - Restaurateurs have responded to demands from the Local Government Association (LGA) to make tap water more freely available to diners by saying it already is. 

Traditional British seaside holiday back in fashion finds Travelodge survey

25-Apr-2016 - Hotels, restaurants and pubs in the UK's coastal locations are set to cash-in this summer as more Brits than ever are planning to spend their summer holiday or take a...

BrewDog to open beer-themed hotel after crowdfunding £19m

25-Apr-2016 - BrewDog is set to move forward with its plans to open a craft beer-themed hotel despite falling £6m short of its crowdfunding target.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/04 - 22/04

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

Tourist visits to the UK reach all-time high

22-Apr-2016 - Britain could be set for another bumper year of tourism after visitor numbers in February broke all previous records.

Lords report recommends greater transparency for OTAs and reviews websites

21-Apr-2016 - A report by the House of Lords is calling for an urgent investigation into the way online platforms, such as online travel agents (OTAs) and reviews websites are allowed to...

Restaurant and pub groups report ‘tougher year’ than last

21-Apr-2016 - A number of restaurant and pub groups believe that 2016 is going to be a tougher year than 2015 as they deal with a slowdown in sales growth and uncertainty...

McDonald's in-store tablets let diners play games and use social media

20-Apr-2016 - McDonald's is set to install Samsung Galaxy tablets across the majority of its UK stores as part of its ongoing image overhaul.

Third of diners demand more British craft beers in restaurants

20-Apr-2016 - One in three people would visit restaurants more often if they served a range of British craft beer, new independent research for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has revealed.

Thistle Hotels taps in to 'daycation' trend by offering daytime bookings

19-Apr-2016 - Thistle Hotels is the latest group to allow guests to book daytime ‘micro-stays’ in its hotels.

Pret A Manger opening vegetarian-only store in Soho

19-Apr-2016 - Pret A Manger is to open a vegetarian-only store in Soho to trial more meat-free dishes on its menu.

TRAVEL TRENDS

Staycations increase as overseas safety fears rise

19-Apr-2016 - The number of short breaks Brits intend to take within the UK is set to increase this year as worries about personal safety overseas curb appetites for holidays abroad. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 11/04 - 15/04

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

TripAdvisor reviews generate £2bn a year in hospitality spending

15-Apr-2016 - TripAdvisor reviews generated £2bn in visitor spending in the UK in 2014 alone and sustained 55,000 jobs, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Montcalm hotels launches free Handy smartphone for guests

15-Apr-2016 - The Montcalm London Marble Arch has become the first hotel in Europe to launch Handy - a free smartphone service for guests.

Tap into 'daycation' trend to maximise occupancy, hoteliers told

14-Apr-2016 - Hotels in the UK could be experiencing occupancy levels of more than 100 per cent by providing guests the chance to have a ‘daycation’ in their property, according to online...

Widespread sushi fraud found in UK restaurants

14-Apr-2016 - One in 10 fish dishes served in sushi restaurants across the UK contain critically-endangered species that are mislabelled, a new study shows.

Avocado-only restaurant opens in London

13-Apr-2016 - While there are already restaurants dedicated to cereal, grilled cheese, meatballs and chips, the humble avocado now has a whole pop-up restaurant opening in its honour.

ALMR and BBPA join forces in campaign to reduce hospitality VAT

13-Apr-2016 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have joined forces to campaign for a reduction in VAT in the hospitality industry.

How 'brand fatigue' is shaping the coffee shops of the future

11-Apr-2016 - Coffee chains such as Starbucks and Costa are at risk of ‘brand fatigue’ with customer loyalty beginning to waver, according to new research by Allegra and BRITA.

Brewdog and Bill's feature in Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list

11-Apr-2016 - Hospitality firms including Brewdog and Bill’s have been named some of the most profitable businesses in the UK by the Sunday Times.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 04/04 - 08/04

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