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Q. Thanks for taking a few minutes today to speak with us about your Foodie travels. As the Founder of Mr. & Mrs. Italy, you get to travel to some of the best places in Italy. First of all, tell us about your business and what you do.

A. We are Drs. David & Debra Levinson, but Italian hoteliers endearingly refer to us as Mr. & Mrs. Italy because they view us as true connoisseurs of eating, sleeping and loving all over Italy. …

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Q. I see from your website that you’re a Greek-Cypriot-Brit living in Dubai. I have to ask, how did you end up in Dubai and how long have you been living there?

A. Sun, sea, sand and a tax-free salary! I moved here 13 years ago from London (having grown up in the Caribbean and Cyprus) to further my career in the PR industry working primarily in the hospitality, tourism and food and beverage sectors.

Q. I’ve been to Dubai and found the dining scene to be one of the most international anywhere across all price ranges. …

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Everything has changed in the past few years.

It all comes down to what aging baby boomers and millennials want out of life.

Restaurants and travel are perfect for social media.

There was a time when people wanted material things more than they wanted experiences. Today people of all ages have realized that they’re not going to care about the sofa, the dining room china cabinet (that no one uses), or a closet full of 50 different outfits when they only wear the same 5 over and over.

What people want today are experiences — and memorable ones at that.

What does this have to do with restaurants? …



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