Ramy said that even though the tourism industry generated USD 80 billion within ten years, the government did not lead any initiative towards supporting it.
From changing customers’ behavior to new strategies that will help businesses pivot and thrive, COVID-19 is changing the F&B scenery in the region.
Out of 9,500 restaurant outlets in the market, 10 percent will resume their operations next week with just 30 percent of their capacity.
According to Ramy, at this stage, it is absolutely imperative for the government to provide alternatives as liquidity shortage is known for a fact.
The total number of laid off employees in the sector exceeded 25,000. Many of those who are still employed are on a part time basis or on half salaries, due to low sales figures.
Exceeding guests’ expectations is all too familiar to hospitality professionals and is something we strive to do on a daily basis, but what if the tables were turned? As the year winds down, we thought it would be an interesting idea to present the wishes and expectations of our dear friends in the industry, with the intention of gauging their reactions and finding out if 2020 will exceed their own expectations.
Established in 1993, Hospitality Services, Lebanon’s leading event management and publishing company opened its doors to welcome exhibitors and visitors to the 26th iteration of HORECA, the country’s biggest hospitality and food service business annual gathering. The first of six discussion panels on HORECA opening day was titled, Hospitality Vision...
Tony Ramy was re-elected as the President of the Lebanese Syndicate Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-clubs and Pastries by unanimous vote. Khaled Nazha continues to serve as Vice President, Maya Bekhazi Noun as General Secretary and Aref Saade as Treasurer.