Comment: a resilient F&B industry

This year, the biggest ever Gulfood trade show to date, demonstrated just how resilient the F&B industry in the Middle East can be

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Comment: Boost your hotel's value

Viability COO and regular Hotelier columnist Barbara Wilkinson debates the case for "Minor Operated Departments" and non-revenue generating facilities within hotels

Comment: Incentives to book

Comment: Incentives to book

Hotels have launched campaigns to entice guests to their channels

Comment: Are we selling ourselves short?

Comment: Are we selling ourselves short?

Does the new trend of recruiting for 'attitude' mean we are missing out on 'skill'?

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

The new reality for hospitality has arrived

Comment: Sustainability matters

Comment: Sustainability matters

Fads come and go but environmental concerns are on the mainstream agenda

Comment: social media copycats!

Comment: social media copycats!

Legal matters are a consideration when using social media, says regular Hotelier Middle East columnist Martin Kubler

Getting technologically creative with social media

Getting technologically creative with social media

The hospitality industry has generally embraced social media, making it a must-have tool for any communication strategy. Brndstr's CEO Simon Hudson explains how hoteliers can take social media and engagement to the next level

Comment: the personality of a hotel

Comment: the personality of a hotel

What draws guests back to hotels? Barbara Wilkinson, COO of hospitality consulting firm Viability, discusses the key factors to consider

Comment: Mobile-driven business

Comment: Mobile-driven business

Are companies like Uber or Airbnb forcing Middle East hoteliers to rethink their mobile and digital strategy?

Comment: Creative technology for hoteliers

Comment: Creative technology for hoteliers

How can hoteliers use new technology to improve their offering?

Comment: brands should adapt to consumer behaviour

Comment: brands should adapt to consumer behaviour

Sanjay Murthy discusses reacting to 'millennials'

Comment: Food tourism

Comment: Food tourism

Research into the value and economic impact of food tourism in the Middle East is still scarce

Comment: user power!

Comment: user power!

Find out why Iconsulthotels CEO Martin Kubler says user generated content is now of paramount importance

Comment: where to go with the business of brunch

Comment: where to go with the business of brunch

Duncan Fraser-Smith discusses what does and doesn't work among current brunch offerings in the region

Comment: operator design advice

Comment: operator design advice

Barbara Wilkinson, COO of Dubai-based hospitality and property consulting firm Viability asks: just who do hotels think they are catering for?


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