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HITEC Dubai 2018 Highlights: FX1 launch, humanoid robots, AI, VR, and more

By Binu Mathews

The 2nd annual HITEC Dubai, now the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand, recently came to a close on December 6th. This year's showcase garnered a great deal of anticipation from hospitality leaders, as the Middle East is fast becoming a favorite tourist destination to MICE and shopping travelers given its investment in airports and infrastructure and interest in hosting large-scale events.

Focus on the Future - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

By Haitham Mattar

In the lead up to the 2018 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), we asked a number of industry partners what their focus for the future is. This year, AHIC 2018 looks to the future, which it sees as being defined by "the Four I's"– intelligence, investment, Innovation and Inspiration.

Should hoteliers develop in-house or outsource IT applications and solutions?

View by Ian Millar

"This is a tough one. Yes hotel companies should concentrate on being hotel companies but if we look into why they have in the past built their own systems it is probably due to existing ones not meeting their requirements, overly expensive and poor integration with other systems and lack of ongoing support (what industry people have told me)."

Focus on the Future - Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

By Jerad Bachar

In the lead up to the 2018 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), we asked a number of industry partners what their focus for the future is. The major driver of innovation that everyone is discussing in the region is, of course, the creation of a sustainable post-oil future, as economic diversification creates exciting opportunities for international investors across sectors, including tourism and hospitality.

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