Startups Pitching Over Pizza with Burj Al Arab in the Background

Written by: Dominika Duziak Imagine you are a start-up founder. You have a fantastic idea, product or solution that you want to bring to the market. Maybe you already had some success, tested the waters, you think it’s going to work…

HFTP Foundation Seeks Input for 2022 Compensation and Benefits Report

As it has done every other year for the past 30 years (save for a brief hiatus caused by the sudden pandemic in 2020), the HFTP Foundation will lead the production of a new biennial Compensation and Benefits Survey Report…

A Study on Hospitality Leadership Inclusion: Read the Executive Summary

Research by: Michelle Russen, Ph.D. candidate Workplace exclusion, otherwise known as ostracism, has been found to be related to several negative outcomes in hospitality, such as increased burnout, increased counterproductive work behaviors, reduced self-esteem, and decreased thriving at work. The…

From Loyalty Programs to Subscription-Based Business Models: New Hotel Revenue Streams

Written by: Natasha Piedrahita Is the subscription model here to stay or here to go? It is a business model successfully led by companies such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Peloton and the like. The membership and subscription-based business models are…

Dubai’s Spectacular Drone and Light Shows

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal Dubai is one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates that enjoys doing things in full pomp and style. Whether it is the spectacular fireworks on New Year’s Eve or the world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival…

Read Between the (Wine) Lines

Written by: Joanne Sieljes During the last decade, wine has become increasingly popular in the United States. Online wine retailers have made drinking wine become more accessible and affordable regardless of where consumers reside. Additionally, wine makers in the United…

My Experience in Event Planning While Navigating New Challenges Presented by Omicron

Written by: Sabina Sljivo I was so ready to go to my first in-person event just last month — but wait… Omicron! Finally, it seemed that life would return to normal again, with events happening in-person and hybrid. To be…

New Areas of Implementation of Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This article will mainly discuss the essential needs to develop a universal hotel reservation system.

Does ‘Smart City’ Mean ‘Smart Hotels’?

Smart city foundations—digitization, new technologies (Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things) and corresponding data—seem to be on everybody’s mind in Dubai, with countless tech events hosted daily around the city.

Distressed Hotels Find New Ownership and Vision

Written by: Kristopher Swanson Opportunistic outlook The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the financial wellbeing of hotels around the world, especially in regions that have experienced prolonged lockdowns and reduced travel. Real estate investment funds and managers,…