Olympic Games

The HotStats sample is composed of 592 hotels with an average hotel size of 177 bedrooms

Hotel chains have reasons for optimism after strong showing in August

By Luke Nicholls

As expected, year-on-year figures for London’s hotel market were down last month, due to the uplift during the 2012 Olympics. But when comparing August 2013 with the same month in the pre-Olympic year of 2011, profits and revenues were up significantly. 

The Coffer Peach Tracker analyses the monthly performance of 27 operating restaurant and pub groups

Summer sales up for London’s restaurants and pubs

By Luke Nicholls

A recent survey of BigHospitality readers revealed that 65 per cent of restaurant and pub owners saw increased bookings and sales as a result of the heatwave in July, and the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reflect these benefits. 

The London Olympics have continued to impact tourist trade in the UK with many hotels reporting a boost to occupancy this year

Olympic 'bounce' giving UK hotels a welcome boost

By Emma Eversham

One year on from the London Olympics, hotels in the capital and outside it are reporting a boost to trade which they believe has been caused by the feelgood factor linked to last year's sporting event.

VisitBritain's 'GREAT' campaign helped deliver a gold medal-winning performance for UK inbound tourism

‘The Olympic Bounce’: British tourism hits pre-recession levels

By Luke Nicholls

One year on from hosting the London 2012 Olympics, Britain’s tourism industry is booming. The latest figures from the ONS International Passenger Survey show we’ve had the best first-half of a year since 2008, with tourism spend at an all-time high.

Over 600 pieces of catering equipment are being auctioned in Swindon on 31 January

Olympics catering stock up for sale

By Luke Nicholls

More than 600 lots of catering equipment used for the London 2012 Olympics is being put up for auction at the end of the month.