Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

Guests at The Isle of Eriska hotel have spent less on extras while away

Small hotels get boost from Brits and weak pound

By Emma Eversham

Half of the owner-managed hotels interviewed for the Good Hotel Guide report an 'excellent' year as Brits decide to holiday at home and Europeans take advantage of the weak pound

Melanie Sykes supported the first National Cask Ale Week this year

Cask ale continues to grow in popularity

By Emma Eversham

The author of a report out today suggests that cask beer can offer publicans a 'lifeline' out of recession as it increases its share of the on-trade beer market

Hotels are warned to keep a 'tight rein' on costs to help them get through the autumn

Autumn 'critical time' for hotels

By Emma Eversham

KPMG predicts that this autumn will be a critical period in the future success of the UK's hotel companies as summer holidays come to an end and corporate business remains slow

Hoteliers are more optimistic about next year

Hotel industry 'over the worst' predicts report

By Emma Eversham

A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests that the hotel market has seen the worst of the recession and should see the speed of decline slow at the beginning of 2010

Hotel room prices dropped an average of 16 per cent in the first half of the year

Hotel room prices fall 16% in six months

By Emma Eversham

Guests paid an average 16 per cent less for hotel rooms in the UK between January and June this year compared to the same period last year, according to a survey by booking website

Sales at large restaurant and pub groups grew steadily over the summer

Restaurant and pub groups report steady summer 2009 sales

By Emma Eversham

Like-for-like sales at major restaurant and pub groups rise 0.8 per cent in August on the previous month and are up 4.9 per cent on the same period last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Less diners chose to eat out in August as fear of a longterm recession set in

August trading dire for London restaurants

By Becky Paskin

The summer holidays saw trading in London restaurants plummet over August, as diners demonstrated their pessimism of a near-recovery of the recession

Sales of draft beer are being  overtaken by sales of beer in  cans and bottles

Customer alcohol spend at 37-year low

By Emma Eversham

The amount of money customers spend on alcohol when out drinking is at its lowest level since 1972 according to latest statistics from the British Beer & Pub Association

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