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

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?

Holiday decisions: The Airbnb debate continues

Holiday decisions: The Airbnb debate continues

Can traditional hotels compete with peer-to-peer accommodation options such as Airbnb?

Turbulent markets: How hoteliers can gain control

Turbulent markets: How hoteliers can gain control

Knowing the market and trusting your strategy is vital in the current economy.

Comment: Depending on design

Comment: Depending on design

Karen Comber, owner and MD of Idolise Interiors, shares her opinion on hotel design and your bottom line

Comment: Snap! Chat!

Comment: Snap! Chat!

Is Snapchat the next social media tool we need to get to grips with, and can hoteliers find a use for it?


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