The changing role of hotels

The changing role of hotels

Although we are on the path to recovery, the hospitality industry barely resembles its pre- Covid-19 state. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, examines today’s hotel sector and emphasizes the need for change.

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How events are fueling hotel performance

How events are fueling hotel performance

Fall and winter are traditionally high seasons for tourism in the Middle East. As such, an important driver o f demand has always been events. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, takes a look at how the region’s calendar of events is shaping up.

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Hospitality 2020: a year to remember or one to forget?

Hospitality 2020: a year to remember or one to forget?

While Covid-19 hit the hospitality industry hard, hotel markets in the Arab world produced intriguing results. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, takes a closer look at the figures to determine the real impact of the coronavirus on the Middle East’s hospitality sector.

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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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How will COVID-19 impact the Kuwaiti hospitality industry

How will COVID-19 impact the Kuwaiti hospitality industry

A research prepared by STR and the Kuwait Hotel Owners Association (KHOA), sheds light on the effects of the pandemic on the local hospitality market, and highlights the upcoming recovery scenarios.

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Why It Pays To Know Hotel Data Analytics

Why It Pays To Know Hotel Data Analytics

Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive for STR, examines the importance of accurate data analysis in the hospitality industry.

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Vision 2030: The Key to Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Success

Vision 2030: The Key to Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Success

KSA has moved to market itself as a global tourism destination with speed and ambition. Philip Wooller, area director, Middle East & Africa at STR, and speaker at the recent Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference in Riyadh, tracks the Kingdom’s achievements to date and plans for the future in an operating climate now facing unprecedented challenges.

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The impact of the Coronavirus on the hospitality sector

The impact of the Coronavirus on the hospitality sector

Where are we now in the midst of this pandemic? What does the future have in store for the global economy? These are just two of many questions we’re all asking as COVID-19 slowly dismantles the international hospitality sector. As we wrestle with the challenges, our trusted consultants guide us...

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, takes a first glimpse at businesson- the-books for London and Dubai as at the third week of October 2019.

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Navigating MEA hotel profitability landscape

Navigating MEA hotel profitability landscape

Top line hotel performance in the Middle East is heading towards its fifth year of continuous decline. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive for STR, navigates the choppy waters of the current hospitality market

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