How to make your coffee shop stand out

How to make your coffee shop stand out

Forming an important part of the F&B industry, the coffee segment needs no introduction. And with new concepts and products arriving in the market thick and fast, customers are increasingly looking for quality and traceability. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, identifies the differentiating factors of a successful coffee shop.

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UAE country report: the great rebound

UAE country report: the great rebound

While most countries are back to pre-pandemic growth after two years of economic turmoil, the United Arab Emirates is reaping the rewards of its early vaccination efforts and measures to support hard-hit sectors. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, paints a promising picture of the Emirates’ growth path and the exciting new development in its hospitality offering.

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Back to the land of the pharaohs

Back to the land of the pharaohs

Egypt appears to be getting back on its feet after years of economic turmoil and social unrest, intensified by the pandemic. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, shares her insights on tourism recovery and what the regional power of North Africa is likely to witness in terms of foreign arrivals in 2022 and beyond.

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Ecolodges in the Middle East: The new big thing

Ecolodges in the Middle East: The new big thing

While global interest in ecotourism has been growing at a rapid pace, inflation has also started to shape travel choices. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, guides us around the ecolodges in the region which are increasingly attracting environmentally conscious travelers from around the world.

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Cheese on the menu with Antoine Obeid, regional managing director of La Maison du Fromage, Kuwait

Cheese on the menu with Antoine Obeid, regional managing director of La Maison du Fromage, Kuwait

In an interview for Hospitality News ME, Hodema consulting services caught up with Antoine Obeid, regional managing director of La Maison du Fromage in Kuwait, to find out more about his leading gourmet cheese concept and the Kuwaiti food scene.

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Resorting to a new hospitality landscape

Resorting to a new hospitality landscape

Tourism has been picking up, even reaching pre- Covid levels in some areas. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, considers the future of resorts.

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Kuwait: the slow road to recovery

Kuwait: the slow road to recovery

With all eyes on summer 2022, Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, gives us the lowdown on Kuwait’s tourism status and the measures being taken to encourage travelers to return to the Gulf state.

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5 questions with Saif Eddin Mohammed, GM of Safir Fintas Hotel, Kuwait

5 questions with Saif Eddin Mohammed, GM of Safir Fintas Hotel, Kuwait

The hotel industry in Kuwait is witnessing an improvement in performance compared to the past two years, which were characterized by Covid-19.

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Boutique hotels and guesthouses: swimming against the current

Boutique hotels and guesthouses: swimming against the current

As tourism slowly picks up after months of forced lethargy, the industry is now counting its casualties. However, guesthouses seem to have weathered the storm fairly well, as Nagi Morkos, founding and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, notes.

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Insights into Iraq

Insights into Iraq

Despite its troubled past, Iraq is showing promising signs of tourism development that extend beyond religious travel. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, leads us through the oil-rich country and pinpoints cities that are experiencing growth in their hospitality offering.

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