MENA: Lower revenues, higher costs sink profits

MENA: Lower revenues, higher costs sink profits

2018 was a bruising year for hotels in the Middle East & North Africa, as an intersection of oversupply, political fallout and macro-economic worry challenged profitability.

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Lebanese Larissa Takchi wins MasterChef Australia 2019

Lebanese Larissa Takchi wins MasterChef Australia 2019

Takchi, 22, who was born and raised in Sydney, is the youngest chef to win this title in Australia.

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Meatchop elevates the butcher shop experience in Lebanon

Meatchop elevates the butcher shop experience in Lebanon

“The absence of such a concept in Saida’s area and in the South of Lebanon as a whole encouraged our decision,” he told HN.

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Pop-Up Marx to open at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Pop-Up Marx to open at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will showcase the new French cuisine of Michelin-star Chef Thierry Marx this autumn, from September 6 to November 30, 2019.

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Third edition of ‘Futurism Programme’ launched in Dubai

Third edition of ‘Futurism Programme’ launched in Dubai

Eligible projects must have an innovative tech solution in the travel and tourism space, and an MVP or pilot that’s ready to scale.

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Middle East travelers prefer London, Paris and Rome for their summer trips

Middle East travelers prefer London, Paris and Rome for their summer trips

Asian destinations are also inching up the list for Middle Eastern travelers, with Bali, and Tokyo joining Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in this year’s top 10.

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Beirut and Cairo lead hotel occupancy growth

Beirut and Cairo lead hotel occupancy growth

Lebanon is set to prepare for a promising summer tourism season with indications of improved tourist volumes after the travel ban lift by Saudi Arabia. The UAE is also expected to lift its travel ban.

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Emaar launching USD 7 billion riviera-style destination in Dubai

Emaar launching USD 7 billion riviera-style destination in Dubai

‘Mina Rashid’ will have several features, including ‘The Dubai Mall by the Sea’, a retail, dining and leisure mix and Dubai’s longest swimming pool.

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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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