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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It’s All In The Bean

It’s All In The Bean

Safa Salehi, authorized SCA trainer, explores the process of coffee production and explains why quality matters.

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Contributors’ 2021 Expectations

Contributors’ 2021 Expectations

Without a shadow of a doubt, 2020 forced countless companies around the world to rethink their strategies and adapt to new norms. With this in mind, we asked a selection of our contributors what lessons they learned last year and how they foresee the business landscape in 2021.

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UAE Hospitality Reviewed, Restructured, Re-emerging

UAE Hospitality Reviewed, Restructured, Re-emerging

In 2020, the tourism sector grappled with what has been described as a “black swan event” — the Covid-19 pandemic. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, explores the way in which the UAE has responded to the threat and supported the hospitality industry.

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KSA Country Report: High Hopes Upended By Pandemic

KSA Country Report: High Hopes Upended By Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to bring the economies of the world to their knees, Saudi Arabia is trying to find ways to stay afloat. Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, discusses the role of tourism in the kingdom’s future and its Vision 2030 targets.

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