How to strategize in uncertain times

How to strategize in uncertain times

In a year when the economic outlook is uncertain to say the least, building on strengths and implementing strategies has never mattered more. Bastien Blanc, CEO and board member at TroKadero Hospitality Global, has advice on how to read mixed economic messages and emerge stronger on the other side.

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Securing the future of hospitality marketing

Securing the future of hospitality marketing

Nour Yamout Katanani of Advanced Tastes Holding Group discusses securing hospitality’s future with effective digital marketing strategies.

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7 ways to build and sustain a viable F&B business

7 ways to build and sustain a viable F&B business

Bastien Blanc, CEO and board member at TroKadero Hospitality Global, outlines the areas of focus that should be in every strategy aimed at securing a restaurant’s long-term success.

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Igniting revenue optimization for fast-casual restaurants

Igniting revenue optimization for fast-casual restaurants

With everyone jumping on the fast-casual bandwagon, effective revenue optimization becomes essential to survival in a hyper-competitive market. Award-winner Judith Cartwright, founder and managing director of Black Coral Consulting, tells us how to achieve it.

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Future-proofing your F&B business

Future-proofing your F&B business

A successful opening is undoubtedly something to celebrate, but as anyone in the restaurant business knows, maintaining your spot in a competitive market is much more challenging. Extensive planning in the pre-opening phase and keeping on top of the basics afterward are among the steps that will help restaurateurs dodge the common pitfalls. Gebran Bekhazi, managing director of The Food Studio, shares his tips for long-term hospitality success.

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Empowering the F&B sector to source local talent

Empowering the F&B sector to source local talent

As Dubai solidifies its position as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, the critical role of vocational training in shaping a skilled workforce has never been clearer. In recent years, a remarkable shift in educational preferences has occurred, with an increasing number of students recognizing the immense value of vocational studies over traditional technical education. This transformative transition not only benefits the students themselves but also plays a pivotal role in ensuring the sustainable growth of the burgeoning tourism industry. In addition, a robust vocational offering aligns with a key priority of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, which aims to seamlessly integrate the next generation of Emiratis and young residents into the thriving tourism sector. Essa Bin Hadher, general manager of Dubai College of Tourism, shares his thoughts on investing in local talents.

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Uniting Forces between hotels and independent restaurants

Uniting Forces between hotels and independent restaurants

With a two decades of revenue management expertise in the hospitality industry, award-winner Judith Cartwright, founder and managing director of Black Coral Consulting, provides food for thought for hoteliers looking to profit from foodie partnerships.

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Food delivery’s sustainable future

Food delivery’s sustainable future

The F&B industry and food delivery services find themselves engaged in a tug of war, with businesses striving to increase profits while simultaneously considering the shift toward sustainability, which inevitably brings about operational changes. Tech disruptor and global entrepreneur Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO and co-founder of Grubtech, tackles the challenges faced by the industry to establish a delicate balance between financial growth and environmental consciousness.

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Why embedded insurance is on the rise

Why embedded insurance is on the rise

Embedded protection products are proving increasingly popular among customers in the post-pandemic travel revival. Peter Smith, vice president, Strategic Partnerships – Travel, EMEA, at Cover Genius, outlines the reasons.

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A different dining mindset

A different dining mindset

Enrico Clementi, managing partner and head of F&B strategy and advisory at Tribe Creators, gives us the lowdown on the evolving mindset of today’s diner.

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