Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

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

VisitEngland's survey found that 11.9m  Brits plan to holiday at home this August bank holiday

12m Brits to take August bank holiday trip

By Emma Eversham

VisitEngland's August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker estimates that 30 per cent of Brits plan to stay away from home for at least one night this coming weekend with four fifths of them remaining in the UK

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