The Hospitality Sector’s Pledge to Ensure the Safety of Clients

The Hospitality Sector’s Pledge to Ensure the Safety of Clients

The economic situation has long been weighing heavily on the Lebanese hospitality sector, especially after the Beirut explosion. Things took a turn for the worse with the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Tony Ramy’s Mission to Save Lebanon’s Restaurant Sector

Tony Ramy’s Mission to Save Lebanon’s Restaurant Sector

Tony Ramy, president of the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Night-Clubs and Pastries in Lebanon, carries the weight of the restaurant industry on his shoulders as he tries to entangle the web of problems that it finds itself caught in. In this exclusive interview, Ramy discusses the unprecedented challenges and the possibility of recovery.

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The Lebanese Tourism Sector in Turmoil

The Lebanese Tourism Sector in Turmoil

The Lebanese Federation for Tourism organized a gathering on Tuesday 25 August at noon, in Mar Mkhayel, in solidarity with all those who were affected by Beirut’s port explosion.

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Lebanon’s hospitality and F&B industry in a final shout

Lebanon’s hospitality and F&B industry in a final shout

Ramy said that even though the tourism industry generated USD 80 billion within ten years, the government did not lead any initiative towards supporting it.

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Webinar: How COVID-19 is changing the restaurant industry in the MENA region

Webinar: How COVID-19 is changing the restaurant industry in the MENA region

From changing customers’ behavior to new strategies that will help businesses pivot and thrive, COVID-19 is changing the F&B scenery in the region.

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Lebanese Restaurants: The Government’s decision this week is our last hope

Lebanese Restaurants: The Government’s decision this week is our last hope

Out of 9,500 restaurant outlets in the market, 10 percent will resume their operations next week with just 30 percent of their capacity.

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Lebanese restaurants seeking incentives and exemptions to face COVID-19

Lebanese restaurants seeking incentives and exemptions to face COVID-19

According to Ramy, at this stage, it is absolutely imperative for the government to provide alternatives as liquidity shortage is known for a fact.

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Tony Ramy: “We will suggest a short and medium term execution plan to face the crisis”

Tony Ramy: “We will suggest a short and medium term execution plan to face the crisis”

The total number of laid off employees in the sector exceeded 25,000. Many of those who are still employed are on a part time basis or on half salaries, due to low sales figures.

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Wishes and Expectations

Wishes and Expectations

Exceeding guests’ expectations is all too familiar to hospitality professionals and is something we strive to do on a daily basis, but what if the tables were turned? As the year winds down, we thought it would be an interesting idea to present the wishes and expectations of our dear friends in the industry, with the intention of gauging their reactions and finding out if 2020 will exceed their own expectations.

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LAU honors Lebanon’s hospitality leaders

LAU honors Lebanon’s hospitality leaders

Their accomplishments were recognized at a gala dinner held at the LAU Beirut campus with the theme “From Lebanon to the World”.

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