Comment: In defence of backpackers

If the GCC intends to replace the mighty petrodollar with tourism revenues in its post-oil economy, it must build hotels that cater to the full spectrum of hospitality-related demand

Comment: It's time to take business more seriously

Comment: It's time to take business more seriously

Duncan Fraser-Smith says if you cannot abide by several key principles, it is better not to join the F&B industry

Comment: Restaurants need to donate surplus food

Comment: Restaurants need to donate surplus food

If portion sizes can't be reduced, donating food is the logical solution to food waste says Caterer Middle East editor Sarah Jacotine

Comment: The importance of authenticity in 2016

Comment: The importance of authenticity in 2016

The concept creator of Doner Deli shares his thoughts on F&B trends and authenticity

Comment: building relationships through technology

Comment: building relationships through technology

Figjam MD Sanjay Murthy discusses how to use technology as an enabler, to build relationships with brands and customers

Comment: Upcoming hotel developments in Iran

Comment: Upcoming hotel developments in Iran

Iran has clear opportunities, but not without risk

Dubai not ready for Michelin, say F&B experts

Dubai not ready for Michelin, say F&B experts

An open panel discussion saw F&B industry experts discuss various trends and hot topics

Comment: A hotelier's dedication to the cause

Comment: A hotelier's dedication to the cause

Hotelier Middle East's Robert Willock wonders, if hoteliers sing and dance about their efforts to guests, is that in fact counterproductive?

Secrets to hotel content marketing strategies

Secrets to hotel content marketing strategies

Expert advice on how to create engaging content to improve business in hospitality

Dubai has right ingredients for inclusive tourism

Dubai has right ingredients for inclusive tourism

The growing market segment is willing to travel - provided tourism boards and hotels offer inclusive friendly facilities

Comment: Dubai's hoteliers should adopt mid-market

Comment: Dubai's hoteliers should adopt mid-market

Courtney Trenwish says it's important for Dubai's hoteliers to acknowledge the vast potential of the mid-market hotel sector

Comment: Forecast for sustainable F&B growth

Comment: Forecast for sustainable F&B growth

Alpen Capital's Mahboob Murshed on the outlook for the region's F&B industry

Comment: Should Makkah hotels up prices for Hajj?

Comment: Should Makkah hotels up prices for Hajj?

Are some Makkah hotels taking advantage of pilgrims?

Comment: Let's get social!

Comment: Let's get social!

Devina Divecha talks about the varied social media platforms on offer

Comment: Is valet parking safe in Dubai?

Comment: Is valet parking safe in Dubai?

Valet parking in the Middle East is super convenient, but how should a hotel react to a claim of vehicle damage?

Comment: Bigger isn't better

Comment: Bigger isn't better

Columnist Martin Kubler says consistent quality is the most important facet of social media


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project
Business Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims
Back of House Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims

At approximately 3pm on July 20, a fire broke out at the Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA
FOOD & BEVERAGE Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA

The outlet was launched to help tackle the issue of unemployment among women in the Kingdom

HOT PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK»
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July

Debuting in the Middle East, these stylish new products offer something different for hotels and restaurants

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools

Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June
Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June

Caterer Middle East's pick of the new F&B products now available on the market in the Middle East


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