UAE 2018 F&B report

UAE 2018 F&B report

We examine the current state of the UAE’s F&B market and understand the interplay of demand and supply dynamics

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Accor, Marriott the largest hotel companies in the Middle East, STR data

Accor, Marriott the largest hotel companies in the Middle East, STR data

As part of the STR 500, the company released the top 50 companies and brands in the Middle East during Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in RAK.

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Saudi tourism sector to be valued at USD 70 billion in 2019

Saudi tourism sector to be valued at USD 70 billion in 2019

More relaxed access to visas, as well as combining religious and leisure travel, will be key growth drivers.

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Why modern companies need mindfulness

Why modern companies need mindfulness

It’s the word on everybody’s lips and a hot topic across every sector of the economy, in companies of all sizes, and even schools and universities. Unsurprisingly, mindfulness is a major talking point amongst nutritionists and health coaches in hotel chains, spas and the wellbeing industry. Ana Larriu, from THE W.A.W. PROGRAM©, discusses the benefits of a mindful existence, both in and outside of the workplace

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Train your managers to manage

Train your managers to manage

The word manager has a wide variety of interpretations depending on context, whom you ask and the title in which it appears, although as a rule, the role usually includes a level of responsibility. This is why managers must be trained to manage, as Mark Dickinson of DONE! Hospitality Training Solutions explains

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Dos and don’ts of hotel F&B

Dos and don’ts of hotel F&B

While the food and beverage (F&B) offer might not be at the forefront of a visitor’s mind when booking a hotel, its contribution toward the overall experience should never be underestimated. Daniel During, principal and management director of Thomas Klein International, takes us through the dos and don’ts

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Millennials: The gamechangers

Millennials: The gamechangers

With a median age of just 22 years, the Middle East is one of the world’s most youthful regions. Millennials, or Generation Y, account for one quarter of the region’s population and are expected to make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, shines a spotlight on this demographic of digitally savvy young adults born between 1980 and 2000, who hold such huge potential if targeted correctly

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Global vegan cheese market on a growing curve

Global vegan cheese market on a growing curve

This is mainly driven by a growing awareness of lactose-intolerant conditions which is also boosting sales. Consumers are buying dairy alternatives.

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What is wellness shaping up to look like?

What is wellness shaping up to look like?

While the benefits of spa and wellness activities have long been known to reduce stress and help us recharge our batteries, recently, there has been an increased focus on adopting a more holistic, mindful living approach all round. Today, it seems, we’re looking beyond beauty and fitness, and embracing the broader concept of wellness
as part of a longer-term investment in our physical and mental health needs. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, tells us more

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