Fewer consumers choose healthy options when eating out

Consumers ditch healthy choices when eating out

By Melodie Michel

The healthy eating trend observed in recent years experienced strong decline in Q2 2014, with almost half of consumers seeing eating out as a treat, according to the latest Eating Out Report by Allegra Foodservice.

52 per cent of those surveyed will eat fish and chips straight from the paper

Traditional fish and chips still a hit for Brits

By Lauren Houghton

As The National Fish & Chip Awards draw closer, organiser Seafish has conducted research into fish and chip eating trends throughout the UK, with traditional takeaways and salt and vinegar as a topping popular with customers.

UK hotels have reached a milestone by outperforming pre-recession revPAR levels

Hotel revPAR reaches pre-recession levels

By Melodie Michel

Hotels in eight out of 12 UK cities included in the Hotel Bulletin for Q2 2014 achieved revenues per available room (revPAR) above pre-recession levels.

At 8%, hotel prices grew twice as fast in the UK as in the rest of the world in H1 2014

UK hotel prices rise twice as fast as global average

By Melodie Michel

UK hotel room prices went up 8 per cent between H1 2013 and the same period in 2014 – twice as steep a rise as the global average, according to Hotels.com’s latest Hotel Price Index (HPI).

Hotels in the provinces enjoyed strong growth in July, while London properties suffered

North West hotels enjoy profitable July

By Carina Perkins

London hotel profits dropped for the third consecutive month in July while profitability in the provinces soared, according to the latest data from HotStats.

Some hotels have price lists for in-room items

43% of guests admit to stealing from hotels

By Lauren Houghton

Flight booking company Just The Flight has released results from a new survey on attitudes to stealing from hotels, which could help hoteliers understand why guests do it.

Holiday visits to the UK hit a record in June

Overseas visits to the UK hit record in H1 2014

By Melodie Michel

Visits to the UK by overseas residents hit a record 16.4m between January and June 2014, up 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The Chamber Edinburgh - one of the ASAP's members

Strong Q2 performance for serviced apartments

By Melodie Michel

The serviced apartment sector enjoyed strong occupancy in the second quarter of this year, according to STR Global and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).

Consumers ate out more in June 2014 than the same month in 2013

Eating out up 4%

By Melodie Michel

Consumers ate out more often this past June than in the same month in 2013, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Horizons.

Liverpool outpaced London in terms of hotel profit growth last month

London hotels lose out to regions in June

By Carina Perkins

London hotels lost out to the regions last month, with East Midlands and Liverpool hotels enjoying particular growth, according to the latest HotStats UK Chain Hotels Market Review.

Branded restaurants have reduced their use of vouchers

Discounting ‘here to stay’

By Melodie Michel

Despite a slowdown in the use of discounting by branded restaurants, experts believe this type of marketing activity is here to stay, albeit in a more personalised form.

Wine and spirits account for 40 per cent of alcohol sales in pubs, restaurants and bars

Wine and spirits over 40% of on-trade sales

By Carina Perkins

Wine and spirits sales now make up 41.45 per cent of the value of all drinks sold in pubs, bars and restaurants, according to the latest Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) report.