Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 30 Jun 2022 15:11:53 BST Premier Inn ranks top hotel chain in Britain, with an average customer score of 79%, survey reveals Premier Inn ranks top hotel chain in Britain, with an average customer score of 79%: A recent survey of the hospitality industry has revealed that when it comes to satisfaction, customers gave Premier Inn an average score of 79%, making the company the most popular big hotel chain in the UK. The study by Which? polled over 2,300 members of the public from July 2020 to October 2021, and asked them to rank the hotels in many areas, including bathrooms, cleanliness, and value for money. The survey also looked at a range of hotel chains, with 24 large and 6 small chains being observed. Although Premier Inn was ranked as the best hotel chain, the smaller chain, Hotel du Vin, achieved an average customer score of 80%; with both hotels costing an average of £150 for a one-night stay. For the ninth year in a row, Britannia Hotels ranked as the worst hotel chain in the UK with an average customer satisfaction score of 49%. Furthermore, four in 10 of those surveyed had visited a Britannia hotel with 51% saying they had encountered an issue during their stay; cleanliness being the most common problem. Mercure hotels were ranked just above Britannia with an average customer rating of 52%. However, like Britannia, they received a two-star rating for cleanliness alongside bathrooms, communal areas and value for money. Rory Boland, travel editor for Which? said: 'The impressive, budget-friendly Premier Inn is our pick of the large chains, and Hotel du Vin offers high quality stays in interesting locations.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Premier-Inn-ranks-top-hotel-chain-in-Britain-with-an-average-customer-score-of-79percent-survey-reveals-05056 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Premier-Inn-ranks-top-hotel-chain-in-Britain-with-an-average-customer-score-of-79percent-survey-reveals-05056 Cutting back on holidays was top answer given by UK parents who are trying to adjust to rising cost of living, according to poll Cutting back on holidays was top answer given by UK parents who are trying to adjust to rising cost of living: A survey of UK parents has shed light on the ways people are trying to navigate the cost of living crisis, with forsaking a family holiday this year the number one answer given. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cutting-back-on-holidays-was-top-answer-given-by-UK-parents-who-are-trying-to-adjust-to-rising-cost-of-living-according-to-poll-05077 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cutting-back-on-holidays-was-top-answer-given-by-UK-parents-who-are-trying-to-adjust-to-rising-cost-of-living-according-to-poll-05077 Government participation survey reveals low awareness of major UK events Government participation survey reveals low awareness of major UK events: A survey of adults over the age 16 in England has found that generally, the awareness of upcoming major events in the UK is low, with the exception of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, of which 61% respondents said they are aware of. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-participation-survey-reveals-low-awareness-of-major-UK-events-05111 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-participation-survey-reveals-low-awareness-of-major-UK-events-05111 More than half adults polled in survey took holiday in England in last 12 months More than half adults polled in survey took holiday in England in last 12 months: A survey of adults in England has revealed that over half (55%) took a holiday in England in the 12 months prior to completing the survey (conducted between October and December 2021), with 44% of these reporting a trip of between three and six nights. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-adults-polled-in-survey-took-holiday-in-England-in-last-12-months-05112 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-adults-polled-in-survey-took-holiday-in-England-in-last-12-months-05112 Three-quarters of English and Welsh adults say they have been enjoying more time outside since the beginning of the pandemic, reveals survey Three-quarters of English and Welsh adults say they have been enjoying more time outside since the beginning of the pandemic: A recent survey into what will get more young people to enjoy going outside has revealed that three-quarters of British adults say they have been going outside more since the start of the pandemic. However, the study also uncovered that many do not know the rules they are expected to follow in the countryside. The poll, by outdoor footwear brand Merrell, surveyed English and Welsh adults to look into how they choose to spend their time outdoors. However, it was revealed that 49% of those surveyed said they didn't know about the Countryside Code, with nearly two-thirds of those being between the ages of 16 and 24-years-old. The Countryside Code is a set of rules, that you must follow, and guides that you are recommended to follow when enjoying activity in the British countryside. Although the code has been in place for nearly 70 years, the study supports the idea that it should be changed with more and more people choosing to spend time outdoors; especially young people. Being out in the countryside is proven to increase mental wellbeing, with 43% of 18-35-year-olds believing it has improved their mental health. Furthermore, 83% of young people say they are more likely to spend time outdoors since the start of the pandemic. Although 51% of those surveyed said they had heard of the Countryside Code, one in 10 said they thought it was a book by a famous author. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-English-and-Welsh-adults-say-they-have-been-enjoying-more-time-outside-since-the-beginning-of-the-pandemic-reveals-survey-05082 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-English-and-Welsh-adults-say-they-have-been-enjoying-more-time-outside-since-the-beginning-of-the-pandemic-reveals-survey-05082 'Fear of being judged’ found to be one of the top reasons why girls disengage with sport during their teenage years: 'Fear of being judged' found to be one of the top reasons why girls disengage with sport during their teenage years: A survey of teenage girls has found that more than two-fifths who consider themselves 'sporty' at primary school (43%) lose interest in taking part in sports and physical activity as they move through their teenage years. Asking respondents about their reasons for the drop off in interest, the survey found that 73% cited a dislike of others watching them, while 68% cited a fear of being judged. A lack of confidence was also a top reason given as to why teenage girls no longer want to take part in physical activity (61%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fear-of-being-judged-found-to-be-one-of-the-top-reasons-why-girls-disengage-with-sport-during-their-teenage-years-05075 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fear-of-being-judged-found-to-be-one-of-the-top-reasons-why-girls-disengage-with-sport-during-their-teenage-years-05075 68% of businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry say they have recently been in financial difficulty, survey reveals 68% of businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry say they have recently been in financial difficulty: A survey in the tourism and hospitality sector has revealed that nearly seven in 10 businesses believe they are not financially stable, with just over half saying they have between zero and two-months-worth of the cash reserves needed to keep their company in business. The study by the Scottish Tourism Alliance polled over 1,300 Scottish respondents gaining an accurate representation of the tourism and hospitality industry in Scotland. Of the respondents in the survey, 36% had non-serviced accommodation with just over a quarter (26%) being from the serviced accommodation sector. In addition, one in 10 of those surveyed were from the food and drink sector (pub, bar, café or restaurant), with the sector viewing the retention of the 12.5% VAT rate as a major priority for recovering the tourism and hospitality industry. When asked what has caused financial worry within their sector, just over half (52%) the respondents polled said they have been impacted by staff shortages, the majority coming from the hospitality sector. Cancellations Looking at December 2021, the survey asked respondents what level of cancellations they experienced, with just over a quarter reporting they had received no cancellations (26%), compared to 38% who had experienced less than 50% of cancellations and 37% who recorded more than half of their bookings being cancelled. Of the companies experiencing more than 50% of bookings cancelled in December 2021, tour and coach operators were the worst affected (49%), followed by food and drink (47%), serviced accommodation (45%) and unserviced accommodation (24%), with attractions (19%) also seeing half of their bookings cancelled. Looking at the bookings for January to March 2022, the survey revealed that the situation has improved somewhat, with a third of respondents reporting no cancellations (32%), while 44% reported less than 50% cancellations, and a quarter (24%) said they have experienced half of their bookings being cancelled. Of the companies who have experienced more than 50% of bookings cancelled, tour and coach operators were the worst affected (36%), followed by serviced accommodation (28%), and food and drink (23%). Unserviced accommodation (17%) and attractions (14%) also saw more than half their bookings cancelled. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-businesses-in-the-tourism-and-hospitality-industry-say-they-have-recently-been-in-financial-difficulty-survey-reveals-05057 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-businesses-in-the-tourism-and-hospitality-industry-say-they-have-recently-been-in-financial-difficulty-survey-reveals-05057 52% of women watch sports monthly in the UK, finds survey 52% of women watch sports monthly in the UK: The 2021 Global Sports Survey has indicated that nearly 50% of women watch sports monthly in the US, UK and Germany. This figure increases to nearly 70% in Latin America and Asia. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/52percent-of-women-watch-sports-monthly-in-the-UK-finds-survey-05022 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/52percent-of-women-watch-sports-monthly-in-the-UK-finds-survey-05022 Double the amount of female English football fans have experienced unwanted physical attention at a match since 2014 reveals survey Double the amount of female English football fans have experience unwanted physical attention at a match since 2014: A recent survey by the Football Supporters' Association (FSA) has revealed that one in five women have experienced unwanted physical attention at men's football matches, double the amount reported during the corresponding 2014 survey. The study polled 2,000 football supporters, with the aim of exposing and preventing sexism at football matches in the UK. The survey also uncovered that three-quarters of those at women's football matches have never experienced sexist chants or unwanted physical attention. When asked about the type of sexism they had experienced at football matches, 44% said they had been told they 'know a lot for a girl', with a further 34% stating they had 'heard sexist comments'. In addition, a quarter said they had heard sexist chants and that women 'only go to the games because they fancy the players'. The participants were also asked how it makes them feel when they experience sexism at a game, with almost half saying they feel angry. Furthermore, 38% say they feel embarrassed for the person who said it; 24% found it upsetting and one in 20 said it makes them not want to go again. However, 15% said the sexism they hear at football matches doesn't bother them, with a further 12% saying they just laugh it off; half of the figure from 2014 who said the same. The study also looked at ways of possibly preventing sexism at football matches, with almost six in 10 saying they believe clubs should condemn those who exhibit sexist behaviour. In addition, 39% said they would like to see sexist individuals ejected from the stadium. Ally Simcock, Port Vale and FSA board member, said: 'I've been going to men's football for a long time now and have heard my share of sexist comments, but a lot has changed recently. Things like the #MeToo movement have helped change people's perceptions about what they're willing to put up with, and what is or isn't acceptable.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Double-the-amount-of-female-English-football-fans-have-experienced-unwanted-physical-attention-at-a-match-since-2014-reveals-survey-04993 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Double-the-amount-of-female-English-football-fans-have-experienced-unwanted-physical-attention-at-a-match-since-2014-reveals-survey-04993 A quarter of children polled say they see gambling ads on social media every day, survey finds A quarter of children polled say they see gambling ads on social media every day: A survey of children, young people and adults has found that a quarter (25%) of children and 27% of young people report seeing gambling adverts every day when accessing social media. It also found that 45% of children and 72% of young adults report seeing gambling advertising on Twitter at least once every week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-children-polled-say-they-see-gambling-ads-on-social-media-every-day-survey-finds-04969 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-children-polled-say-they-see-gambling-ads-on-social-media-every-day-survey-finds-04969 87% of rugby league fans say they have not been consulted about significant changes to the club they support, according to survey 87% of rugby league fans say they have not been consulted about significant changes to the club they support: A survey of rugby league fans has revealed that almost nine in 10 have not been consulted about a significant change to the name, brand or badge of the club they support. The vast majority (93%) also said that they believe fans should be formally consulted by The RFL or Super League on major issues in the game that will have an impact on them directly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87percent-of-rugby-league-fans-say-they-have-not-been-consulted-about-significant-changes-to-the-club-they-support-according-to-survey-04964 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87percent-of-rugby-league-fans-say-they-have-not-been-consulted-about-significant-changes-to-the-club-they-support-according-to-survey-04964 30% of disabled fans feel unable to attend certain sports or venues due to lack of accessibility, finds survey 30% of disabled fans feel unable to attend certain sports or venues due to lack of accessibility: A survey of sports fans who have a disability has found that three in 10 feel unable to attend some sporting events or venues due to a lack of accessibility. It also found that a quarter (25%) said 'anxiety' or 'lack of confidence' was a barrier to them going to see sporting events live. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-disabled-fans-feel-unable-to-attend-certain-sports-or-venues-due-to-lack-of-accessibility-finds-survey-04913 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-disabled-fans-feel-unable-to-attend-certain-sports-or-venues-due-to-lack-of-accessibility-finds-survey-04913 Eight in 10 football fans do not trust the sport’s governing bodies to run national games, reveals survey Eight in 10 football fans do not trust the sport's governing bodies to run national games: A survey has found that 80% of football fans have expressed concerns regarding football's governing body's ability to run the national game, leaving just 20% having trust in them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eight-in-10-football-fans-do-not-trust-the-sports-governing-bodies-to-run-national-games-reveals-survey-04887 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eight-in-10-football-fans-do-not-trust-the-sports-governing-bodies-to-run-national-games-reveals-survey-04887 Online gambling industry expected to grow by 11% in the next year with cryptocurrency and esports expecting similar growths, reveals survey Online gambling industry expected to grow by 11% in the next year with cryptocurrency and esports expecting similar growths: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-gambling-industry-expected-to-grow-by-11percent-in-the-next-year-with-cryptocurrency-and-esports-expecting-similar-growths-reveals-survey-04884 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-gambling-industry-expected-to-grow-by-11percent-in-the-next-year-with-cryptocurrency-and-esports-expecting-similar-growths-reveals-survey-04884 Three-quarters of Britons are in favour of vaccine passports to travel abroad, reveals survey Three-quarters of Britons are in favour of vaccine passports to travel abroad: Around three-quarters (78%) of Brits say they would use a vaccine passport if it meant they could go abroad or visit relatives in care homes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-Britons-are-in-favour-of-vaccine-passports-to-travel-abroad-reveals-survey-04866 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-Britons-are-in-favour-of-vaccine-passports-to-travel-abroad-reveals-survey-04866 Three in 10 people say Covid-19 lockdowns have caused their fitness to decline, according to poll Three in 10 people say Covid-19 lockdowns have caused their fitness to decline: A survey of people asking questions around how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their health and wellbeing has found that 31% have seen a decline in their overall fitness. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-in-10-people-say-Covid-19-lockdowns-have-caused-their-fitness-to-decline-according-to-poll-04864 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-in-10-people-say-Covid-19-lockdowns-have-caused-their-fitness-to-decline-according-to-poll-04864 Bike sales nearly doubled over last 12 months due to lockdown restrictions, reveals survey Bike sales nearly doubled over last 12 months due to lockdown restrictions: In the year since March 2020, bike sales have increased by 193%, according to a recent poll, with more people taking to cycling during lockdown. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bike-sales-nearly-doubled-over-last-12-months-due-to-lockdown-restrictions-reveals-survey-04854 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bike-sales-nearly-doubled-over-last-12-months-due-to-lockdown-restrictions-reveals-survey-04854 30% of Brits admit to skipping a meal or shower to play video games during lockdown, reveals survey 30% of Brits admit to skipping a meal or shower to play video games during lockdown: A survey has revealed three in 10 Brits skipped a meal or a shower in order to play video games uninterrupted during COVID-19 lockdowns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-Brits-admit-to-skipping-a-meal-or-shower-to-play-video-games-during-lockdown-reveals-survey-04832 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/30percent-of-Brits-admit-to-skipping-a-meal-or-shower-to-play-video-games-during-lockdown-reveals-survey-04832 Seven out of 10 people who enjoy 'immersive holidays' say culture, arts and history are the top experiences they want, reveals poll Seven out of 10 people who enjoy 'immersive holidays' say culture, arts and history are the top experiences they want: A poll by travel association AITO looking at the future of luxury travel surveyed 20,000 members of the UK public across social media, email and other platforms in January and February 2021. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-people-who-enjoy-immersive-holidays-say-culture-arts-and-history-are-the-top-experiences-they-want-reveals-poll-04826 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-people-who-enjoy-immersive-holidays-say-culture-arts-and-history-are-the-top-experiences-they-want-reveals-poll-04826 71% of women do not fully follow their fitness regime during menstruation, reveals survey 71% of women do not fully follow their fitness regime during menstruation: A survey of women has found that seven out of 10 do not do as much exercise, or do not do any at all, during their period. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/71percent-of-women-do-not-fully-follow-their-fitness-regime-during-menstruation-reveals-survey-04808 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/71percent-of-women-do-not-fully-follow-their-fitness-regime-during-menstruation-reveals-survey-04808