Airbnb to further disrupt ME mid-market progress

A panel of hospitality experts gathered at the Hotelier Express Summit 2016 for a controversial discussion of the impacts Airbnb will have on the future growth of the budget, mid-market and serviced apartment sectors in the Middle East

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ATM to highlight increasingly important role of UAE's major theme parks in achieving tourist arrival targets for 2020

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Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Video is the 'new language' of brand communication, according to Cloud 7 Hotels cloud executive officer Marloes Knippenberg

Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Mid-market F&B concepts key to profitability

Identifying and delivering targeted food and beverage concepts may to the key to operating profitable budget and mid-market hotels, claims industry expert Henk Bruggeman

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15% ROI in UAE budget and mid-market sector

Budget and mid-market hoteliers have commented on the positive investment opportunities available in the UAE hospitality sector, especially compared to alternative leading destinations such as New York City, London and Paris

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UAE has a stigma of uber luxury hotels

Don't be attracted to waterfront locations, especially in the midmarket space - be prepared to occupy the metropolitan areas of the city says expert

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Jumeirah Restaurant Group announces redundancies

Pierchic, one of the venues under the Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai umbrella.

The news follows the closure on June 5 of one of the company's restaurant's, Rivington Grill in Souk Al Bahar

Hotelier Salary survey 2016: Full results revealed

While hoteliers are uncertain about how geopolitical incidents and economic conditions will affect job prospects and salary increments, the market is ready to play the long game and provide opportunities for long-term growth and potential

Salary Survey 2016: What the experts said

High profile hoteliers from global brands share their their thoughts on staffing, salaries and the state hospitality market. Find out what they said here

Job insecurity on the rise for region's hoteliers

Will hoteliers have an assured future on the horizon?

Nearly 40% of respondent hoteliers have said they feel less secure in their jobs as compared to 12 months ago, according to the Hotelier Salary Survey 2016

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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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