All news articles for January 2014

Confidence boost? Horizons expects consumer confidence to return in line with economic growth

Consumer confidence setback puts restaurants in ‘stop-start mode’

By Luke Nicholls

With latest figures showing that consumer confidence suffered an unexpected dip in the final quarter of 2013, foodservice consultancy Horizons believes the eating-out sector will remain in ‘stop-start mode’ until the economy has fully recovered. 

Fair deal? The OFT has laid the groundwork for OTAs to compete more aggressively over the price of hotel rooms

OFT clears way for cheaper hotel room discounts

By Luke Nicholls

Online travel agents (OTAs) and hotels will now be able to offer greater discounts on online bookings after an investigation from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into competition practices.