Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

An increase in people dining out for Christmas helped boost sales for the 9th consecutive month at businesses such as Whitbread's Brewers Fayre

December's sales up 2.9% at pub and restaurant groups

By Emma Eversham

Like-for-like sales grew 2.9 per cent at some of the largest pub and restaurant groups in December with festive celebrations and extra marketing effort to secure forward bookings for Christmas parties responsible for the growth

Trivago's hotel prices comparison for the past year

Hotel room prices rise 2% in UK

By Emma Eversham

UK hotels are leading the upturn in Europe according to a survey by hotel price comparison website Trivago with room prices rising on average 2 per cent to £91 in the last month

Occupancy grew to almost 83 per cent at London hotels

London hotels on road to recovery

By Becky Paskin

The London hotel industry is on a ‘fast track to recovery,’ after experiencing a 5.5 per cent rise in revPAR to £155 in the final quarter of 2009

Over 30m tourists are expected to visit the UK in 2010

UK tourism predicted to increase in 2010

By Becky Paskin

Britain’s weak pound is expected to drive an increase in tourism over 2010 with visitors to the UK predicted to spend more than £17bn

2009 has been a difficult year for the hotel industry

Pre-Christmas trading disappointing for UK hotels

By Becky Paskin

Hoteliers are being told to ‘take heart’ from strong occupancy levels recorded in London and Edinburgh, as most of the UK experienced difficult trading in the run-up to Christmas

London hotels had their best month in 13 months in November. Photo: The Arch Hotel in London

London's hotels see biggest growth in a year

By Emma Eversham

London's hotels experienced their biggest growth in more than a year in November with revpar up 10 per cent compared to the same month the previous year and occupancy at 86 per cent

Improvements in London hotels' performance is 'encouraging'

London hotels see occupancy rise to 85%

By Becky Paskin

London hotels saw a 1.5 per cent year-on-year rise in occupancy to 85 per cent in October 2009, as the margin of decline in RevPAR decreased to its lowest level since July 2008

Traditional pub classics are favoured by the majority of diners when eating at a pub

Pub classics most popular with diners

By Emma Eversham

Traditional pub dishes like fish & chips, bangers & mash and Sunday roasts are chosen by 90 per cent of diners when eating at a pub indicating that diners prefer 'a pub to be a pub'

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