We love shake shack

Round up your ‘cue crew! Shake Shack®is thrilled to announce a limited-edition lineup of BBQ items, available from February 10 for a limited time at all UAE Shacks: The BBQ ShackMeister®Burgeris a 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburgertopped with crispy ShackMeister®seasoned shallots and Shack BBQ sauce. The BBQ Chick’n Shack™ is a crispy 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with Shack BBQ sauce and pickles. The BBQ Veal Bacon & Cheese Friesare crinkle-cut fries topped with veal bacon, Shack BBQ Sauce and cheese sauce. “After working on our Shack BBQ sauce for quite some time, we were so humbled by its … Continue reading We love shake shack

Hotels and OTAs need to work together to maximise revenues, say experts

Dynamic commissioning and nano pricing will maximise revenue for hotels and OTAs Alternative accommodation such as Airbnb should not be viewed as a threat or disruptor to the market Hotels and Online Travel Agents (OTAs) need to work together to find a collaborative approach that maximises revenues, builds brand confidence and rewards consumer loyalty, according to a panel of experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM). According to a report published on Monday 23rdApril, by Colliers International on ATM’s Global Stage, rate parity agreements have led to a turbulent relationship between hotels and OTAs in recent years. The findings of … Continue reading Hotels and OTAs need to work together to maximise revenues, say experts

A British food experience

Eric Richard – Guest Blogger A few days ago I went down memory Lane at the The Beautiful Britain Festival at the LuLu Hypermarket, in Barsha. The Beautiful Britain – Truly British Truly Delicious showcased an impressive range of high-quality food items from Britain. It also creates an engaging shopping experience for the customers, while continuing to provide shoppers with the most competitive prices in the store and online. Among the brands are: Biona, Heath & Heather , James White, Kallo, Ambrosia, Of The Earth, Better Than, Bfree, Whole Earth ,Bio Planete, Doves Farm, Biofair, Koko, Marigold, Clarks, Eat Water, … Continue reading A British food experience

The LuLu Food Expo 2018 begins in UAE

Eric Richard Yesterday we sampled cuisine from different parts of the world as Lulu Hypermarket started the Food Expo 2018 – Taste the best of the World for the next 2 weeks. The Expo is a groupwide event dedicated to promoting the impressive range of high-quality food items from around the world. It also creates an engaging shopping experience for the customers, while continuing to provide shoppers with the most competitive prices in the store and online. We tried different types of food from Indian and Chinese to Arabic and Thai and many more countries of the world cooked in … Continue reading The LuLu Food Expo 2018 begins in UAE

Record-breaking year: Well over 6 million overnight stays 2017

3.59 million arrivals (+7.3 per cent), 6.24 million overnight stays (+8.1 per cent)  Value creation in tourism sector is increasing  Convention and congress market passes 4 million participant threshold  New publication points out development potential of Cologne’s hotel market  Culinary Cologne is new focus topic of 2018/19  The tourism year 2017 was the best in Cologne’s history, posting a total of 3.59 million arriving guests and 6.24 million overnight stays. There were 7.3 per cent more arrivals and 8.1 per cent more overnight stays in hotels compared to the previous year, according to official registration records. The increases for visitors … Continue reading Record-breaking year: Well over 6 million overnight stays 2017

Barbecue Delights Announces New Location at IBN Battuta Mall

Dubai’s fastest growing South Asian restaurant chain is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant branch inside IBN Battuta mall – China Court. The new branch joins six other outlets spread across the city. According to Mr. Misbah Ahmad, Chairman of Barbecue Delights, the current expansion of the restaurant chain is part of the brand’s plans to have more branches not only in Dubai but to serve this traditional Sub continental cuisine across the UAE and GCC as a whole. “Barbecue Delights prides itself in offering one of the most popular menus, which gives our guests a taste … Continue reading Barbecue Delights Announces New Location at IBN Battuta Mall

RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PARTNERS WITH AIRBNB TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE HOME SHARING

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Airbnb have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote responsible home sharing, boost tourism and diversify the tourism offer in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The announcement was made today by Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer of RAKTDA and Hadi Moussa, Airbnb’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, at a press conference in Ras Al Khaimah. This agreement follows the recent adoption of a new Directive which makes clear that people in the Emirate are allowed to share their space as long as they respect basic safety … Continue reading RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PARTNERS WITH AIRBNB TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE HOME SHARING