With a median age of just 22 years, the Middle East is one of the world’s most youthful regions. Millennials, or Generation Y, account for one quarter of the region’s population and are expected to make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, shines a spotlight on this demographic of digitally savvy young adults born between 1980 and 2000, who hold such huge potential if targeted correctly
Located in the heart of the Metn mountain with natural breathtaking views 700 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, Beit Mery is a town on the cusp of an exciting transformation. The growth that this densely populated pine area is experiencing will, by summer 2020, be reflected in it welcoming Lebanon's newest F&B cluster concept, courtesy of Venture Group and Jellyfish
While the food and beverage (F&B) offer might not be at the forefront of a visitor’s mind when booking a hotel, its contribution toward the overall experience should never be underestimated. Daniel During, principal and management director of Thomas Klein International, takes us through the dos and don’ts
Christopher Lund and Thuku Kimani from Colliers International examine the case for mid-market resorts in the GCC nations of the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain
We examine the current state of the UAE’s F&B market and understand the interplay of demand and supply dynamics
A review of the latest hotel performance indicators, outlook and insights on the UAE hotel market, focusing on the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Northern Emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah, from Talal Yousif, Director of HVS
What will hotel owners likely see in the next three to five years and how can we drive technology adoption in the hospitality industry?
The need for synchronization between master developers, owners and operators will be increasingly critical as demand for sustainable tourism grows, Jonathan Worsley, founder of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), tells Hospitality News Middle East
Artificial intelligence, service automation and robots are marking their first steps in the hospitality industry. Serge Chamlian, managing partner of h-hotelier, helps us navigate these unchartered waters
Raising capital to fund future development is pivotal in securing the future success of a company, including food and beverage (F&B) industry players. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, ‘shows us the money’
Restaurant Christophe Bacquié was one of two restaurants to receive its third star for the first time in the Michelin Guide France. He spoke to HN about what his coveted stars mean to him and his experience in the Middle East
Turkey enjoyed its best ever year for tourism in 2014, when it welcomed 36.8 million international visitors and earned sixth spot in the world rankings. Mehmet Önkal (CHA, ISHC), founder and managing partner at the audit and consultancy firm BDO Turkey, breaks down this volatile market and pinpoints the opportunities
Jay Rosen, head of investment & finance for The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), discusses how we can foster a new, positive relationship between tourism and the environment, while providing a sustainable investment opportunity
While the range of spices, condiments and dressings used to be somewhat limited, a combination of changing consumer preferences, a rise in demand for convenience, increased willingness to try international cuisines and growing health concerns has prompted producers to rethink their entire offering
The definition of luxury in the travel and hospitality industry is in the midst of a major transition. Operators are realizing that the time has come to refresh their outlook on what claims to deliver genuine ‘luxury’ truly mean. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, shows us how
With the threat to the hospitality industry from alternative economies ever increasing, the time has come to redirect our attention ‘inside the box’, by expanding the concept of service. ‘Accessible Hospitality’ is one such area offering untapped opportunities. Hospitality guru, Manal Syriani, tells us more
Euromonitor International’s megabrands report is a ranking of the top 100 most successful fast-moving consumer goods (fmcg) brands worldwide. Changes in how people research and shop online and the importance of different regions are raising the question of where companies should focus their resources most effectively.
HN shines a spotlight on 35 of the top female hospitality professionals and entrepreneurs in the Middle East…
After months of deliberation, Hospitality News Middle East has handpicked a list of 16 taste-makers who, at the tender age of 30 or below, are redefining our palates and diets. They’re sure to impress you, inspire you and, perhaps, instigate a little bit of jealousy
IHG operates 92 hotels in the Middle East, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and voco brands.