Portugal Invest Outside the Box

Portugal Invest Outside the Box

Tourism has shown itself to be resilient over the last decade, shrugging off the impact of the financial and economic crisis of 2008. This strong performance points to positive returns for investors and broader opportunities for myriad economies. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, looks at why Portugal is holding its own in a competitive market.

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Saudi Arabia: A star in the making

Saudi Arabia: A star in the making

‘A Vibrant Society’, ‘An Ambitious Nation’, ‘A Thriving Economy’, these are the game-changing, transformative and innovative goals mapped out in the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. A Kingdom that was previously known for being an enclosed nation is today going big. Once the Saudi government realized the need to revive the nation and diversify its economy away from oil, the hard work to bring about a transformation began in earnest. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the opportunities that this reinvention is producing

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A Cypriot wave

A Cypriot wave

Despite the decrease in the number of tourists, largely due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the fall of the Russian ruble and challenges related to the German market, the Cypriot government is determined to remain focused on strengthening the sector. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, considers the next steps

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A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

Lebanon’s great potential, touristic advantages and unique assets make it a one-of-a kind destination in the region. But when can we expect the next all-important step in tourism develpment? Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, issues an urgent wake-up call

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Millennials: The gamechangers

Millennials: The gamechangers

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

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Innovate or die trying

Innovate or die trying

Life is often more of a rollercoaster than rainbows and butterflies, taking us up, down and around and around. Hospitality industry will invariably experience the same bumpy ride. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, elaborates on business strategies for 2019

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Tourism Plan: The Key To Success For Any Destination

Tourism Plan: The Key To Success For Any Destination

When well maintained and developed, the tourism sector can elevate any destination, helping it to acquire world-renowned status, attract millions of visitors each year and generate billions of dollars in income. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, shows us what’s behind the ‘vision’

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Food Hall Explosion: An Alternative To All-Day Dining?

Food Hall Explosion: An Alternative To All-Day Dining?

Encompassing a refined dining experience in a market setting, the food hall concept brings together a range of several independent outlets, each offering their own specialty, yet forming one entity. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, discusses the fancier and ‘foodier’ cousin of the food court

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