The changing role of hotels

The changing role of hotels

Although we are on the path to recovery, the hospitality industry barely resembles its pre- Covid-19 state. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, examines today’s hotel sector and emphasizes the need for change.

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Who’s looking for a room in 2022?

Who’s looking for a room in 2022?

As the world enters post-pandemic mode, Christian Salloum, managing director of BrandPortunity F&B consulting, explores the trends that are set to shape hospitality and the companies shaking up the competition for online bookings.

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Saudi Arabia will host WTTC Global Summit in November

Saudi Arabia will host WTTC Global Summit in November

Fahd Hamidaddin of the Saudi Tourism Authority, said: “We promise you that the next summit will be fresh, inspiring, and rewarding.”

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Alternative lodging: from refined to rustic

Alternative lodging: from refined to rustic

Encouraging a new wave of small hotels and local entrepreneurial ventures while valuing heritage and the environment is something Daniel During, principal and managing director of Thomas Klein International, feels strongly about. Here, he describes what the Middle East’s hospitality sector should be focusing on if it is to compete with other markets.

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Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Adapting to the rise of “phygital,” which bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds, has raised unforeseen challenges for the tourism industry. Dr. Maria Frangieh, managing director of Socialprise, lifts the lid on the importance of inspiring your clients.

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Greek delights: tourism rebirth

Greek delights: tourism rebirth

Traditionally a sun and sea destination, Greece is working hard to reposition itself and shed its traditional tourism image. HVS Athens’ director Pavlos Papadimitriou and analyst Gelina Kordoni provide an in-depth analysis of the country’s tourism past and how the sector is evolving.

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A new experience awaits in Ras Al Khaimah for hot air balloon lovers

A new experience awaits in Ras Al Khaimah for hot air balloon lovers

The family-friendly experience, which opened last week, offers aerial views of Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse natural and urban scenery.

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Insights into Iraq

Insights into Iraq

Despite its troubled past, Iraq is showing promising signs of tourism development that extend beyond religious travel. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, leads us through the oil-rich country and pinpoints cities that are experiencing growth in their hospitality offering.

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UNWTO’s second edition of Best Tourism Villages announced

UNWTO’s second edition of Best Tourism Villages announced

In UNWTO’s 2021 competition, over 40 villages from more than 30 countries across the five world regions were recognized.

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