Sahel: The Mykonos Of North Africa?

Sahel: The Mykonos Of North Africa?

It’s official: Egypt’s North Coast, also known as Sahel, is the go-to summer spot. Here, Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, gives us the lowdown on this unlikely destination and why it’s attracting a certain caliber of tourist.

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Insight into the summer performance of the ME hospitality sector

Insight into the summer performance of the ME hospitality sector

The June 2022 report of the EY Middle East hotel benchmark survey, which covers occupancy and average rate performance in key hotel markets across selected countries and cities in the Middle East on a monthly and year-to-date basis, has provided readers an insight into the Middle East’s overall hospitality performance.

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Back to the land of the pharaohs

Back to the land of the pharaohs

Egypt appears to be getting back on its feet after years of economic turmoil and social unrest, intensified by the pandemic. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, shares her insights on tourism recovery and what the regional power of North Africa is likely to witness in terms of foreign arrivals in 2022 and beyond.

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Tourism has recovered by almost half of pre-pandemic levels

Tourism has recovered by almost half of pre-pandemic levels

Strong tourism growth in the Middle East (+157 percent) and Africa (+156 percent) remained below 2019 levels respectively.

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Driving a more sustainable future for travel with  Duncan Fraser Smith, founder of The Cutting Edge Agency

Driving a more sustainable future for travel with Duncan Fraser Smith, founder of The Cutting Edge Agency

With technology a crucial part of our everyday lives, Duncan Fraser Smith, founder of The Cutting Edge Agency, addresses its potential as a key contributor to a sustainable future for the tourism industry.

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Lebanon’s position in the tourism race by Ralph Nader CEO Amber Consulting

Lebanon’s position in the tourism race by Ralph Nader CEO Amber Consulting

Of the many pearls of wisdom known to mankind, one particular lesson is mastered by the Lebanese people: in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity (Sun Tzu). Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, shares his thoughts on how Lebanon is maintaining a buoyant tourism sector.

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Resorting to a new hospitality landscape

Resorting to a new hospitality landscape

Tourism has been picking up, even reaching pre- Covid levels in some areas. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, considers the future of resorts.

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Kuwait: the slow road to recovery

Kuwait: the slow road to recovery

With all eyes on summer 2022, Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, gives us the lowdown on Kuwait’s tourism status and the measures being taken to encourage travelers to return to the Gulf state.

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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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