Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

Pub restaurants like Whitbread's Brewers Fayre saw sales increase 2.8% on last October's

October sales rise at restaurant and pub chains

By Emma Eversham

Sales at 14 of the UK's biggest restaurant and pub chains, such as Whitbread, Gondola Holdings and Mitchells & Butler, rose for the seventh consecutive month in October according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Travellers voted London hotels the worst out of 50 European cities

London hotels voted worst in Europe

By Becky Paskin

London hotels have been voted the worst in Europe, with those in Birmingham rated only slightly better, according to hotel price comparison website

Two million more Brits took holidays in the UK in July

Brits taking domestic holidays rises 32%

By Hamish Smith

The number of domestic holidays Brits took in July rose by 32 per cent on the previous year while overall trips since January have increased by 4 per cent, the latest figures from VisitEngland show

Brits are abandoning the UK to seek some winter sun

Brits ditch winter blues for holidays abroad

By Becky Paskin & Hamish Smith

While the summer sun and weak pound have so far this year tempted Brits to take their summer holidays at hotels in the UK, the onset of winter has seen a rise in bookings abroad

Diners have noted discretionary service charges as their biggest bugbear

Discretionary service charges deter would-be diners

By Becky Paskin

Mid-market independent and chain restaurants that ‘copy’ high-end establishments by automatically adding service charges to bills, are inadvertently putting diners off returning

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