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Post-COVID travel is set to become smarter, VFS Global digital head says

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2020

By: Benjamin Boesch, Head – Digital and eCommerce, VFS GlobalPost-COVID travel is set to become smarter. Here’s how. International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt.

WATCH: The role of real estate funds in project development

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jul 2020

Business Development Director at Solidere International Moataz Sidani shares his views, in this video for Esrar Real Estate. Esrar is Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive real estate marketing and sales consultancy. Having worked on major real estate development projects since 1993, the company’s team has advised on over 200 projects in over 20 countries including Saudi Arabia,

Rational highlights the importance of swift kitchen operations

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jul 2020

When the lunch-break siren used to go off at twelve o’clock, everyone stormed to the canteen at the same time and the game “on your marks, get set, go” began for the kitchen, which had the same time pressure as a 1,000-meter run, say the experts at Rational. Today, there is no lunch-break siren and

HostMilano: Food for thought on dining vs. delivery in the wake of COVID-19

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2020

HostMilano is a trade fair dedicated to the HORECA sector, a reference point for industry operators and a driver of quality business. The contribution of top players and professionals who share their know-how and express their reflections becomes interesting food for thought for everyone involved in the world of hospitality who is looking to discuss

HostMilano experts share insights on the future of hospitality post-COVID-19

by Dina Maaty | 28 Jun 2020

HostMilano, a trade fair dedicated to the HORECA sector, constitutes areference point for industry operators, and has strengthened its position as a driver of business. The contributions of top players and professionals who share their know-how and express their reflections become interesting food for thought for everyone involved in the world of hospitality looking to

WATCH: Effects of COVID-19 on Saudi real estate market only temporary, Esrar partner says

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jun 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia’s real estate market are only temporary, Consulting Partner at Esrar Real Estate Chris Graham iterated. Esrar is Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive real estate marketing and sales consultancy. Having worked on major real estate development projects since 1993, the company’s team has advised on over 200 projects in over

Opinion: Is your restaurant ready?

by Dina Maaty | 31 May 2020

By: Peter Teska, Global Infection Prevention Application Expert, DiverseyIn many countries, restaurants were among the first to feel the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Bookings disappeared almost overnight, followed by long imposed periods of closure and staff inactivity. The onset of coronavirus hasn’t diminished the hard work you have put into your business, but

Opinion: How Dubai’s F&B industry can evolve this post-lockdown summer

by Dina Maaty | 21 May 2020

With summer fast approaching and lockdown restrictions gradually being eased, many Dubai residents are wondering what’s next for the city’s F&B industry. As people wait for restaurants, bars and other venues to be given the go-ahead to reopen, albeit under strict health and safety restrictions, F&B business owners and management are working tirelessly to transform

Opinion: The new norm, a reality check

by Dina Maaty | 14 May 2020

By Naim MaadadChief Executive & Founder – Gates Hospitality “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else.

Opinion: New ecosystems and the food tech revolution

by Dina Maaty | 14 May 2020

Former managing director at Accenture Strategy Middle East & Turkey for the past nine years, Raffaella Campagnoli is now the founder and managing director of LIRA Strategy Partners, a company that specialises in accelerating ecosystems. I was reading an article stating that the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on the global food system, requires









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