What’s in store for Lebanon’s restaurant sector?

What’s in store for Lebanon’s restaurant sector?

The Lebanese hospitality sector, known for its dynamics, resilience and professionalism, has buckled under the pressure of multiple crises. Chadi Chidiac, managing partner of Protocol, gives us an in-depth analysis on the current state of the market and where the hospitality industry in Lebanon is heading.

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The Return Of Qatar

The Return Of Qatar

Like the rest of the world, Qatar took unprecedented measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, imposing strict quarantines and closing all but essential businesses. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, examines how the country’s tourism sector is bouncing back after an extremely complicated year.

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All eyes on Egypt

All eyes on Egypt

Investment in Egypt has skyrocketed in recent years. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, explains why this boom is far from temporary and how the country is attracting foreign brands.

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Finding the right franchise partner

Finding the right franchise partner

Finding the right match in any business relationship — franchise or not — is related to chemistry, compatibility and, most importantly, trust. Daniel During, principal and managing director at Thomas Klein International, lifts the lid on how to pick the perfect franchise partner.

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Global versus regional F&B trends

Global versus regional F&B trends

The Middle East is renowned for its prowess in introducing foreign cuisines locally, but which ones really stand out? Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, dishes up the hottest food trends in the region.

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Rethinking your approach to budgeting

Rethinking your approach to budgeting

The Covid-19 pandemic broke out when most hotels had just begun implementing their 2020 budget, and very quickly things spiraled out of control. Consultant Chirine Salha tackles the topic of budgeting in uncertain times and provides tips on financial planning in a crisis.

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A taste of the Lebanese terroir with Wata cider

A taste of the Lebanese terroir with Wata cider

Soha Frem Karam has donned many hats during her career. After studying landscape design and agriculture engineering, she worked for over 15 years in policymaking and development with governmental institutions and UN agencies. However, it was her undying love for Lebanon that encouraged her to address the country’s apple crisis and found WATA Cider in her family’s orchard in Mount Lebanon.

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What’s missing in hospitality higher education

What’s missing in hospitality higher education

With mankind having always pursued knowledge, the concept of higher education can be traced far back in time. Daniel During, management director of Thomas Klein International, discusses the pivotal role of educators and how learning about technology is more important than ever.

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Entrepreneurship at its finest with John Balian

Entrepreneurship at its finest with John Balian

It is an entrepreneurial mindset that drove John Balian, CEO of BIM POS, to pursue ambitious expansion plans despite the challenges of Covid-19. Here, we learn more about the products and services offered by BIM POS and how the firm is meeting the needs of its clients.

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Life in the champagne bubble

Life in the champagne bubble

While Champagne evokes prestige and celebration, there’s so much more to this complex sparkling wine. We ask three professionals to share their insights.

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