The fine wine auction market has performed exceptionally well in 2022. Tim Triptree, master of wine and international director of Christie's wine and spirits department, shares his insights on the wine trends shaping the market and what’s in demand.
The wellness tourism market is expected to reach USD 1.02 trillion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Soraya Jouzy, founder of Pearl Tree, examines the trends defining this key industry, which is on track to expand globally at a CAGR of 9.93 percent from 2022 to 2030.
Dagmar Symes, the GM of Hill Robinson Project Management shares her views on the transformation of Saudi Arabia's tourism and hospitality landscape.
The popularity of non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks continues to grow, as consumers demand a greater number of options. Daniel During, principal and managing director of Thomas Klein International, explores the latest developments in the market and forecasts future trends.
In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy with an undeniable emphasis on tourism, Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the importance of rethinking traditional Saudi dishes and its potential to become a globally recognized cuisine.
With consumer tastes constantly changing, we spoke with Lebanese interior architect Delphine Gebran to hear what’s trending in restaurant design.
Cloud kitchens – also known as “ghost kitchens” – used to be shrouded in secrecy. Naim Maadad, chief executive and founder of Gates Hospitality, unveils the reasons why this particular business model has enjoyed success and is continuing to dominate the F&B landscape.
Arak is well on its way to becoming the spirit of choice behind countless bars in Lebanon and even farther afield. Salim Heleiwa, general manager of The Malt Gallery, gives us the lowdown on why the milk of lions is gaining popularity and what needs to be done to help nurture this growing market.
Over the past decade, the GCC region has transformed from a business destination to an experiential one, evidenced by an increase in international arrivals, private investments and government visions, initiatives and developments. Hala Matar Choufany, president for HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and managing partner of HVS Dubai, outlines the market developments and what’s on the horizon.
Plant-based meat and seafood alternatives on the rise
We asked a group of bartenders, bar managers and beverage experts to share their insights on the latest bar trends, which spirits are in demand, which new accessories are making waves and the key ingredients a bartender needs to succeed in the industry.
As 2022 draws to a close, 11 hospitality contributors unpack the past and share their predictions for the coming year. Here’s what they said...
After several years of record lows and disruption, 2022 has marked the dawn of a new era for global tourism and hospitality. But even that does not come without its challenges, as Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, explains.
With Saudi Arabia’s development pipeline looking stronger than ever, Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, guides us through the list of upcoming megaprojects and what they will bring to the kingdom’s hospitality scene.
Offering one-of-a-kind experiences to meet the needs of today’s uber-demanding travelers has become the new definition of luxury in hospitality, as Daniel During, principal and managing director of Thomas Klein International, points out.
It’s true that East Africa’s travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have experienced numerous ups and downs in recent years. However, there are positive signs of growth, as Thuku Kimani, manager of hotels MENA at Colliers International, points out.
The number of governments and businesses introducing environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks and principles has grown significantly in recent years. But what are the implications of ESG specifically for the tourism industry? Richard Stolz, principal at Roland Berger Middle East's transportation, tourism and logistics practice in Dubai, provides a pragmatic overview of the latest ESG practices in the sector.
After years of conflict, Iraq is beginning to finally find its feet. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, investigates how the country’s hospitality sector is shaping up and why the capital is proving appealing to F&B brands.
Forming an important part of the F&B industry, the coffee segment needs no introduction. And with new concepts and products arriving in the market thick and fast, customers are increasingly looking for quality and traceability. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, identifies the differentiating factors of a successful coffee shop.
With over a decade of experience in helping foodservice clients achieve optimal efficiency, Georges Haddad, owner of Luminescenza, talks about waste management and why it matters.
While most countries are back to pre-pandemic growth after two years of economic turmoil, the United Arab Emirates is reaping the rewards of its early vaccination efforts and measures to support hard-hit sectors. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, paints a promising picture of the Emirates’ growth path and the exciting new development in its hospitality offering.
Taking place from November 20 to December 19 in Qatar, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ promises to be a tournament like no other. As the countdown begins to the start of this global sporting event, we take a look at the names tapping into the forecasted demand for renowned F&B outlets.
Paris is the most visited city in the world, with strong appeal to international visitors. Indeed, the French capital benefits from various source markets and a well-diversified client mix, allowing the market to perform well throughout the year, as Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director of HVS, explain.
Spain’s hotel supply is characterized by mid- and upscale hotels. However, the number of higher-end hotels is increasing at a rapid pace, as HVS’ Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director, explain.
Delta Hotels by Marriott now offers two properties in Dubai and three in the Middle East.
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