AHIC panelists: Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratization in hospitality

AHIC panelists: Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratization in hospitality

“We are working effortlessly to inspire and attract as many Emiratis as possible,” said Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group.

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Dubai Tourism announces 10 food and restaurant trends for this year

Dubai Tourism announces 10 food and restaurant trends for this year

In celebration of the fifth edition of the Dubai Food Festival, Dubai Tourism along with research by food writer Samantha Wood of impartial restaurant review website FooDiva, compiled the top 10 food trends that have been slowly making their way to the forefront of our hearts and our palates, and...

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Tapping into the Millennial mindset

Tapping into the Millennial mindset

The hospitality industry is heading towards an interesting and never-seen-before-in-history confluence of generations, where Gen X meets Gen Y and Gen Z. Are we ready for the challenge?  Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group Beyond the millennial mindset, let us talk about Gen Z too I read an interesting...

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Trendlines Report on the F&B industry in the GCC at GRIF

Trendlines Report on the F&B industry in the GCC at GRIF

HN provides a first look at key findings from founder and CEO of Insignia Worldwide, Guarav Sinha’s session on the upcoming F&B Trendlines report on the GCC, unveiled at GRIF 2018 at the Palazzo Versace Dubai.

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Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

According to Research And Markets’ the ‘UAE Coffee Chain Market by Regions (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of UAE), by Organized and Unorganized, by Food and Beverages – Outlook to 2021’ report the market has seen a shifting preference for modern coffee shops where people could sit and relax with a cup of coffee....

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GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

The food and beverage sector in GCC countries is expected to continue to grow at a seven percent annual rate, reaching USD 196 billion by 2021, from the current USD 130 billion, according to MENA Research Partners. Saudi Arabia accounts for more than half of the market share, followed by...

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ATM report: Guest loyalty, smart hotels, and data mining to trend until 2022

ATM report: Guest loyalty, smart hotels, and data mining to trend until 2022

A new approach to loyalty programs, smart technology, will define the hospitality industry landscape to 2022, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25. The predictions, published by Colliers International, indicate, a rise in ultra-personalized guest services,...

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What’s hot in food for 2018?

What’s hot in food for 2018?

Food innovation is running at an all-time high and the Specialty Food Associatio’s Trendspotter Panel has named what they believe will be hot trends in 2018. The panel draws perspectives from retail, foodservice, strategic marketing, and culinary education, and includes Ken Blanchette, FreshDirect; Jonathan Deutsch, Drexel University; Kara Nielsen, CCD Innovation; Perla Nieves and Alysis Vasquez,...

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5 things to keep in mind in 2018 when it comes to restaurants consumers

5 things to keep in mind in 2018 when it comes to restaurants consumers

  According to Aaron Allen & Associates, a leading global restaurant industry consultancy specializing in growth strategy, marketing, branding, and commercial due diligence for emerging restaurant chains and prestigious private equity firms, five trends will be seen in 2018 when it comes to restaurants’ digital consumers. These sum up in...

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Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) will return next month for an epic, 1,217-kilometre, nine-day road trip across the UAE and Oman – all without using a single drop of petrol. After the success of last year’s road trip across the UAE, the 2018 edition of the EVRT has been...

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