From the Kingdom to the world: rethinking Saudi cuisine

From the Kingdom to the world: rethinking Saudi cuisine

In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy with an undeniable emphasis on tourism, Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the importance of rethinking traditional Saudi dishes and its potential to become a globally recognized cuisine.

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Forecasting 2023 with 11 hospitality experts

Forecasting 2023 with 11 hospitality experts

As 2022 draws to a close, 11 hospitality contributors unpack the past and share their predictions for the coming year. Here’s what they said…

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Behind the scenes: Baghdad’s hospitality potential

Behind the scenes: Baghdad’s hospitality potential

After years of conflict, Iraq is beginning to finally find its feet. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, investigates how the country’s hospitality sector is shaping up and why the capital is proving appealing to F&B brands.

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Sahel: The Mykonos Of North Africa?

Sahel: The Mykonos Of North Africa?

It’s official: Egypt’s North Coast, also known as Sahel, is the go-to summer spot. Here, Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, gives us the lowdown on this unlikely destination and why it’s attracting a certain caliber of tourist.

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Lebanon’s position in the tourism race by Ralph Nader CEO Amber Consulting

Lebanon’s position in the tourism race by Ralph Nader CEO Amber Consulting

Of the many pearls of wisdom known to mankind, one particular lesson is mastered by the Lebanese people: in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity (Sun Tzu). Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, shares his thoughts on how Lebanon is maintaining a buoyant tourism sector.

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Reasons to hire F&B management companies

Reasons to hire F&B management companies

The every-evolving state of the restaurant industry has made restaurant management all the more challenging but relevant, as Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, points out.

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Lebanese entrepreneurship at its best

Lebanese entrepreneurship at its best

The expansion of Lebanese brands into foreign markets should not be underestimated. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the growth of this trend and which brands are taking the leap.

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How Portugal’s restaurant scene is fighting back

How Portugal’s restaurant scene is fighting back

Almost two years after the start of the pandemic, Portugal has managed to retain its status as an attractive culinary destination. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, deep dives into the country’s restaurant scene and explains how it has successfully weathered the storm.

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Where hospitality is heading

Where hospitality is heading

While 2021 has been a turbulent year for tourism, the signs are promising for 2022. We asked 11 experts from the world of hospitality to share their industry forecasts and the trends we should be keeping an eye on.

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Shooting Michelin stars in the MENA region

Shooting Michelin stars in the MENA region

Most restaurateurs will tell you that their ultimate dream is to be awarded a Michelin star. However, certain countries have been more successful in achieving star status than others. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, looks at why the MENA is trailing behind in the Michelin world and profiles two Lebanese chefs who have beaten the odds.

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