Marriott brings chatty career Facebook bots

Marriott brings chatty career Facebook bots

Marriott International, Inc is enhancing the job search and apply experience with the launch of MC – the Marriott Careers chatbot for Facebook Messenger. Powered by data-driven logic and specialized algorithms, the hospitality industry’s first virtual assistant for job seekers creates a more personalized and efficient experience while delivering several...

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AccorHotels launches Handy in Africa

AccorHotels launches Handy in Africa

Redefining the Guest experience with a new digital service throughout its hotels in Africa, AccorHotels announces a partnership with handy, a tailor-made technology solution for the hotel industry. Currently available for members of Le Club, the Group‟s global loyalty program, benefits include the free usage of a mobile phone with...

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SevenRooms, a guest management platform rolls out across Jumeirah Group Restaurants

SevenRooms, a guest management platform rolls out across Jumeirah Group Restaurants

SevenRooms, a reservation, seating and guest experience management platform for restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, announced the expansion of their partnership with Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. SevenRooms’ software will integrate into over 70 restaurants, lounges and bars within the Jumeirah Group portfolio,...

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Samih Sawiris invests in Dutch online booking platform

Samih Sawiris invests in Dutch online booking platform

The award-winning online booking platform Dutch startup, Bidroom.com, secured substantial investment from Egyptian businessman Samih Sawiris, founder of the Orascom Development Group, a conglomerate of companies operating in many different areas, like tourism and hospitality, but with a primary business focus on developing, constructing and managing whole tourist destinations. Orascom...

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Tech becomes a key ingredient for today’s F&B industry

Tech becomes a key ingredient for today’s F&B industry

With 77 per cent smartphone penetration across the GCC, the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. “Technology is changing the way restaurants interact with their customers, with apps impacting operators’...

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Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

As technology is shaping our future and its effect on the travel industry is one that can transform a guest experience, Marriott Hotels launched its TestBED program in the Middle East & Africa. First launched by Marriott Hotels across Europe in 2016, the unique 10-week accelerator program gives startups the...

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Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and one...

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World’s first self-cooling sunbed to launch in Dubai

World’s first self-cooling sunbed to launch in Dubai

The world’s first self-cooling sunbed will be unveiled in the Middle East for the first time this month. Launching at The Leisure Show Dubai, the Koulsdown collection from the UK is set to transform how sun-worshippers get their tan on. The brainchild of a British holidaymaker left burned by a...

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