Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

72 per cent of diners don't like imposed service charges

Leeds diners dubbed UK's most generous tippers

By Emma Eversham

Diners in Leeds are the most generous tippers in the UK, according to a survey by discount and deals website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, while their Swansea counterparts are the least likely to leave a tip when eating out

Hotels in the regions are starting to recover after a tough winter's trading

Regional hotels fare better as Britain thaws

By Becky Paskin

February 2010 proved a more profitable month for UK hoteliers, particularly for those operating in the regions, who had experienced a tough January due to heavy snowfall

London hotels saw a 6.4 per cent occupancy boost in February

London hotels ‘back on track’

By Becky Paskin

London’s hotels have ‘bounced back’ from the recession, according to new figures released today by PKF Hotel Consultancy Services

54% of hotel execs think we will have to wait at least a year before we see recovery in the market

Hotel market recovery delayed to 2011, say execs

By Emma Eversham

A survey of hotel executives has shown that more than half aren't expecting to see a recovery in the market until 2011 and the same number think that it will take even longer for room rates to be restored to the same level they were before the recession...

Recycling is still the most popular and easiest green action for the hospitality industry

Hospitality industry becomes greener in recession

By Emma Eversham

The hospitality industry has become greener during the recession with 13 per cent more businesses adopting green initiatives such as recycling and sourcing products locally in the past two years

Revpar is expected to rise this year at London hotels like The Arch

Analysts predict 3% revpar rise at UK hotels in 2010

By Emma Eversham

Analysts PricewaterhouseCoopers predict that revpar at UK hotels will rise 3 per cent this year and will rise another 5 per cent in 2011 as business travellers and conference bookings return

Some UK hotels saw occupancy levels fall after heavy snowfall in January

January’s snowfall caused ‘havoc’ for UK hotels

By Becky Paskin

While the January snow benefited some hotels in the regions, by leaving stranded travellers needing a last minute bed for the night, many experienced a negative month with occupancy levels falling

Visitors to the UK have dropped to the lowest levels since 2004

Reports reveal gloomy 2009 for British tourism

By Becky Paskin

Holidaymakers are choosing campsites and self-catering breaks over B&Bs and guesthouses, as the number of visitors to the UK last year dropped to the lowest level since 2004

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