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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The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

Hotel markets in the Middle East, and especially in the GCC, are often thought to share similar characteristics and dynamics, but is this a fair analysis? Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa & South Asia of HVS, takes a closer look at Oman’s hospitality sector and gives her thoughts on what we can expect from the country’s Vision 2040.

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The Latest in Non-Alcoholic Drinks

The Latest in Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Six industry players share their thoughts on the latest trends in alcoholic-free beverages. Here’s what they had to say.

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The state of specialty coffee in the UAE

The state of specialty coffee in the UAE

Natalya Latypova, director of projects and F&B consultant at GLEE Hospitality Solutions, explores the growing trend of specialty coffee in the UAE.

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Lebanon’s Pastry Pioneers

Lebanon’s Pastry Pioneers

There’s nothing quite like the sweet taste of success. HN talks to five Lebanese pastry shop owners to discover more about their brands and their recipe for staying ahead.

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