KSA in the spotlight

KSA in the spotlight

With an ambitious series of hospitality projects in the works, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working relentlessly to meet its Vision 2030 goals, as Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, explains.

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Green and clean: the non-processed food trend

Green and clean: the non-processed food trend

With more consumers focusing on their health, favoring “clean” eating over processed options, F&B operators are having to adapt their product lines. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality, discusses how demand for non-processed foods just keeps on rising.

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Regional megaprojects & opportunities for hospitality investors

Regional megaprojects & opportunities for hospitality investors

The impact of 2020 on the hotel and hospitality industry will endure for years to come and in many ways will redefine future travel experiences. Amr El Nady, head of hotels and hospitality MEA, executive VP, Global Hotel Desk at JLL, explores hotel investment opportunities in the region.

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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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Hotels: how to stand out from the competition

Hotels: how to stand out from the competition

Differentiating yourself from the crowd is a task that demands the full attention of any hotelier, and the responsibility has become an even greater one in the post-Covid-19 era. Patrick Landman, CEO and founder of Xotels, an international boutique and independent management company, looks at how to attract attention for all the right reasons.

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Hospitality 2020: a year to remember or one to forget?

Hospitality 2020: a year to remember or one to forget?

While Covid-19 hit the hospitality industry hard, hotel markets in the Arab world produced intriguing results. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, takes a closer look at the figures to determine the real impact of the coronavirus on the Middle East’s hospitality sector.

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Steering your career: Continuous learning

Steering your career: Continuous learning

It is often said that personal and professional growth come from learning new skills. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality, discusses continuing education and its impact on employee retention.

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A close-up look at Cairo

A close-up look at Cairo

Five years after the implementation of comprehensive economic reform, Egypt’s macroeconomic indicators are starting to show sustained improvement. Maximilian Quack, senior manager for the Middle East and Africa at HVS, delves deep into Egypt’s tourism market.

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All eyes on 2021

All eyes on 2021

With many pinning their hopes on tourism recovery in 2021, we ask Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director at Glee Hospitality, what he believes lies ahead for the hospitality industry.

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Ecotourism: the perks of green travel

Ecotourism: the perks of green travel

As sustainable tourism continues to be one of the hottest topics in the travel industry, Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, examines the impact of this ever-growing trend in the Middle East.

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