market trends

Top 10 Trends Driving Millennial Travellers

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

In the current market, millennials are putting pressure on the leisure tourism industry with very specific demands. Hotels, airlines, and restaurants alike are going all out to ensure they are ready to host these new-age travellers. Hotels.com surveyed millennials in the UAE to find out just what makes them tick when they travel or when

Top 10 Trends Driving Hotel Search and Booking

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Aug 2018

Millennials and disruptive technology-led changes are expected to significantly transform the travel industry in the years to come. Luckily, being at the top-of-funnel, metasearch engines get a sense of the upcoming trends for every leg of the customer lifecycle from travel planning to hotel booking, Anna Trushkina, hotel director at Wego, rounds up the top

Opinion: The importance of restaurant design

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Jun 2018

Andrea Zampolini, head of fine dining and pre-opening concepts, Meraas F&B, says the design element of a restaurant plays an important role in determining the success of the venue in today’s market. The food and beverage industry across the world has been undergoing dramatic transformations to keep pace with the dynamic expectations of its millennial

Opinion: Why F&B is taking over the retail sector

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

Joao Garcia, head chef of Butcha Steakhouse and Grill believes that the food and beverage industry is set to take over the shopping industry in retail space, not just within the UAE but globally too and here he explains what factors could lead to the shift. Over the past few years, the retail sector in

Why The Fast-Casual Segment Will Take Over Fine-Dining

by Mahak Mannan | 10 May 2018

New F&B concepts arriving in the UAE must focus on bringing value for money to the table to achieve success in a fiercely competitive market, according to Youssef El Habbal, CEO, Serenity Hospitality. Fast-casual restaurants fall between traditional, counter service fast food restaurants and casual dining establishments with table service and they have many elements that

Fast-casual segment to take over fine dining in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

New food and beverage concepts must focus on bringing value for money in the over-saturated market, according to CEO of a new hospitality business. Youssef El Habbal, CEO of Serenity Hospitality, Abu Dhabi, says the key to success for new food concepts in the UAE is understanding the gaps in the market as well as









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