Trends & Reports

Diners to spend 12% less this Christmas

Diners to spend 12% less this Christmas

By Emma Eversham

Deloittes annual Christmas survey finds that people will make the biggest cutbacks on socialising this year with the average spend dropping 12 per cent to £126

Restaurants warned of three year recession

Restaurants warned of three year recession

By Emma Eversham & Becky Paskin

Food critic Charles Campion has warned of the arrival of a three-year ‘restaurant recession’ with mid-market restaurants set to take the biggest hit

Brits lose touch with basic cooking skills

Brits lose touch with basic cooking skills

By Emma Eversham

A poll commissioned by the London Restaurant Awards finds that the basic components of a Sunday roast are some of the most difficult things to cook at home

Hotels Ignoring Fire Safety Regulations

Hotels Ignoring Fire Safety Regulations

By Claire Miller

Hotels across the country are ignoring fire safety laws, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. More than 1,200 hotels and B&Bs have been found to have insufficient protection against the risk of fire.

Hogmanay Fears Turn Out To Be Hogwash

Hogmanay Fears Turn Out To Be Hogwash

By Alan Lodge

Hotels in Edinburgh enjoy a bumper festive season as good weather brings thousands of revellers to the Scottish capital to celebrate Hogmanay.

Scottish Hotels told to Raise Prices

Scottish Hotels told to Raise Prices

By Alan Lodge

Tourism chief angers industry figures by saying hotels should make the most of demand from visitors by hiking up their prices to maximise income.

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