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It is no secret that Dubai’s tourism industry is built on strong foundations, reinforced by its location, the local government’s support, extensive investment, attractive regional offerings and initiatives. One of the most visited cities in the world, its hospitality sector is a vector for growth.
Dubai’s hospitality performance remains resilient, with KPMG studies showing that occupancy levels are among the highest in the world (78%). The tourism and hospitality sector is critical to Dubai’s economic future: it is predicted to sustain its share of the emirate’s GDP at 10% over the next ten years. The emirate’s Expo 2020 agenda has driven considerable
activity and investment in the sector. Now that a number of commitments are underway, it is important that participants in the industry begin thinking about the future, to ensure the success of Dubai’s hospitality industry beyond Expo 2020.
Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s GM Leaders Conference 2020 is expected to attract more than 200 general managers and hospitality professionals from across the region to discuss the challenges, trends and opportunities. Our panels of experts will discuss some of the most pressing topics, including changing industry dynamics amid the rise of midscale properties, women in leadership, redefining luxury and contemporary offerings,
promoting hotels in light of new social media rules and more. We will also have expert panels that will address what the actual effect of Expo 2020 will be on hotels in the GCC as we move closer to the global happening, in addition to a keynote speech with extensive insights on the ever-evolving market. Moreover, the GM Leaders Conference will provide professionals with unrivalled networking opportunities, along with a showcase of the latest products from top suppliers.
The provision of incredibly luxurious, lavish experiences can often be an indicator of little regard for the environment – however, the hospitality industry in the Middle East has proven otherwise.
With consistent ‘green’ global certifications and one initiative after the other, the region’s top chains have shown that prioritising sustainability is no longer an option – it’s a necessity in order to survive a highly competitive market, and maintain CSR promises.
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The Middle East and Africa regions continue to actively broaden their tourism and hospitality accommodation offerings to address increasingly diverse and more sophisticated traveller requirements, ranging from hotels and serviced apartments, to short-term rental accommodation options.
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced an administrative order outlining regulations for operators, homeowners and authorised tenants who wish to obtain a holiday home license.
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All-inclusive resorts/hotels provide lodging, food and beverage, and entertainment for a fixed price, also referred to as the “package revenue.” The model generates revenue on a “per guest” basis, rather than on a per room basis, which is typical of the traditional hotel model.
One of the most notable changes between the old all-inclusive model and the modern one is the improvement in dining offerings. Hotel operators are also revamping activity offerings to offer all-inclusive packages for a middle ground.
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