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Ben Schroeter is Director of Strategic Engagement at Booking.com and one of the authors of this joint report with EY Parthenon and OC&C. An economist by training, Ben has always loved to travel and lived in various places in Europe and North-America. He has now settled down with his family in Amsterdam.

1 April 2022

The journey to net zero emissions for travel accommodations

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” Robert Swan once said. And, in this one brilliant sentence, he […]
1 April 2022

The most and least stressful countries to drive in

For some, driving can be a very pleasant experience and a great way to travel and discover new countries. For others however, driving is more a […]
31 March 2022

5 most charming travel bookstores in Europe

The modern traveler has quite a few information sources to choose from. First of all, of course, there’s the internet. Newspapers, specialized travel media, influencers…The amount […]
31 March 2022

What is ‘Creative tourism’?

Do we really know some of the cities we have visited and where we have followed the usual tourist guides? Did you ever stop to consider […]
31 March 2022

Analogue travel, mapping the byways

We feed coordinates into a satnav or phone app and let it do all the hard work. It works beautifully… until it shuts down. Then what? […]
30 March 2022

Could you put your phone away during dinner?

It is amazing to think how much technology has evolved in just a short period of time. Motorola created the first mobile phone in 1973 and […]
30 March 2022

This abdication of leadership is criminal, warns António Guterres UN Secretary General

In the last few months there have been two important IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports dealing with the causes and impacts of climate change. […]
30 March 2022

How safe is it to use Wi-Fi during a flight?

As several airlines start to unveil its newly improved in-flight Wi-Fi and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are […]
30 March 2022

Would you like to live in a 15-minute city?

Anne Hidalgo was re-elected mayor of Paris under the innovative banner of the “15-minute city,” which she herself defined as the “Big Bang” of proximity. “It […]
29 March 2022

Airbus successfully flies 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel aircraft

Airbus has just performed a first flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on an A380 aircraft. Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off […]
29 March 2022

Why building greener is key to meeting Paris climate targets

A new United Nations-led report reveals that reducing carbon output from buildings and construction is essential to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming […]
28 March 2022

The 2022 Oscar winners

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation build to a fevered pitch […]
28 March 2022

How gas prices compare around the world?

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a rise in commodities’ prices in many countries, including gasoline.  Statista, a global platform that analyzes market and […]
28 March 2022

€735 million for impactful solutions that can deliver sustainable aircraft by 2050

Key leaders from the aviation sector gathered during the Clean Aviation Forum event last week discussing general challenges to achieve net-neutrality. From increased cooperation between public […]
28 March 2022

Tourism enjoys strong start in 2022 while facing new uncertainties

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 – the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide […]
25 March 2022

NASA confirms the existence of more than 5000 planets beyond our solar system

Described as a cosmic milestone, NASA confirmed the existence of more than 5000 exoplanets after analysing the latest batch from the planetary odometer listing 65 new […]
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