Opinion


Frank Schwalba-Hoth - German by birth, European by conviction and global by heart, was one of the founders of the German Greens, one of their first members of parliament in Germany and in the European Parliament and former head of the EU-office of Greenpeace. He worked for environmental projects of the EU Commission and the Worldbank in countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. As he has fallen in love with the capital of Europe and its unique atmosphere, he moved to Brussels as political advisor and networker. As he prefers an intensive life without stress, he decided to live without a phone.

23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
5 October 2020

Curbing aviation emissions: The polluter pays principle

Aviation fuel is untaxed and the industry does not have to pay to maintain the rails or roads as other forms of transport do. The aviation […]
28 September 2020

Does diversity matter in tourism?

Well, it matters to me when I travel. It is why I travel whether for leisure or business, to spend time holidaying or working in someone […]
14 September 2020

How will the tourism sector confront climate change and the pandemic?

In the USA wildfires have been raging for nearly a month across Oregon, California and Washington State. Thirty-five have died, many more are missing, and tens […]
31 August 2020

Taking Responsibility
for Tourism in Scotland

Creating meaningful connections between tourists and hosts is one of the characteristics of Responsible Tourism, tourism is a major part of the experience economy. Visit Scotland has had […]
22 July 2020

Staycation: Travelling and
exploring during Covid-19

Staycation and a recipe for blueberry buns “So annoying, I can’t go to Spain this year, because of the annoying Covid-19 situation”, “I’m so disappointed, because […]
29 June 2020

Help us recognise those from the travel and tourism sector who have tackled Covid-19

This year we are going to recognise those destinations, businesses and other organisations or individuals who have used tourism and their tourism assets to tackle the […]
25 June 2020

Moving to Malta during the Covid-19 pandemic

I had decided to move to Malta in December, planning to move in April. I had co-founded an education consultancy company, Boom Malta, in July 2019 […]
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