75-80% fall into procurement by accident

According to Hotelier Middle East's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016, procurement skills in the region are "outdated", and procurement professionals are in need of significant training for both hard and soft skills

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

The AccorHotels-owned direct booking solutions website offers cheaper fees to independent hotels compared to other OTAs

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

The app called Map My Future, created by Irene Forte, will be available to purchase by any hospitality company, and will help people map their careers

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

All Shangri-La hotels will have custom-made videos that will be rolled out on Oculus Rift for product training

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

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UAE among global leaders in smart hospitality

UAE among global leaders in smart hospitality

UAE hoteliers are advised to plan their digital transformation journeys and information management solutions by 2017 in order to succeed at Expo 2020

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Comment: Creative technology for hoteliers

How can hoteliers use new technology to improve their offering?

Radisson Blu Muscat gains Safehotels Certificate

Radisson Blu Muscat gains Safehotels Certificate

The Omani property has been awarded for its best practice in relation to safety and security in the hotel

Dubai hotel offers free Wi-Fi for online bookings

Dubai hotel offers free Wi-Fi for online bookings

First Central Hotel Apartments in Dubai has introduced free Wi-Fi to guests who book their stay online

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Sell it to me: Vann FID

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Gloria Hotel rolls out 1Gbps WiFi technology

Gloria Hotel rolls out 1Gbps WiFi technology

High-speed connectivity for guests of Gloria Hotel provided by WiFi technology upgrade

16K new hotel rooms for Riyadh and Jeddah by 2018

16K new hotel rooms for Riyadh and Jeddah by 2018

Hotel Technology Summit to capitalise on growing Saudi market, with tourism predicted to increase by 13% annually

Lutron targets 30% hotel energy savings

Lutron targets 30% hotel energy savings

Lutron eyes double sales revenues in the Middle East with MyRoom technology

Hyatt one of many hit by data theft in UAE

Hyatt one of many hit by data theft in UAE

250 Hyatt hotels worldwide were hit by payment processing malware in 2015

Park Inn Muscat earns Safehotels certification

Park Inn Muscat earns Safehotels certification

Hotel gains valuable safety certificate in line with Carlson Rezidor's efforts

BOH Interview: Sebastiao Ferrao

BOH Interview: Sebastiao Ferrao

Dusit Thani Dubai director of engineering talks about embracing technology in hotels


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