Airbnb has changed the whole tourism sector. The public administration in many countries helps the hotels to protect their business and also the real estate market by ruling out strict conditions to rent apartments for temporal use. The Spanish hotel chain Room Mate has turned it around and created Be mate, a competition for Airbnb. Room Mate will have to the end of this year 30 hotels all over the world, mostly in international cities like New York or Istanbul. The concept is different to a classical hotel. For the moment they do not have restaurants, they just offer breakfast. They do not want to enter in the star category system, but range in price in the luxury hotel level.
by Ronja Baerecke
RAONS PER LA REPÚBLICA is a separatistic organization with which we talked about the future of one of the most prosperous regions of Spain, which has become one of the most confusing, sad and insecure regions at a political level. Jordi Domingo is the coordinator of RAONS PER LA REPUBLICA with a large group of social activists, anonymous people from very different professional fields.
by Ronja Baerecke
I love traveling, I always wanted to see as much as the world could offer. So, when I finished school, I decided to go to Ireland. Lots of my friends went to Australia and New Zealand, but I wanted to go somewhere else. I was 19 at that time and I didn’t want to plan the whole trip myself. Since I was a young girl, I liked horses and the riding sport, hence I wanted to work on a farm. I looked up some agencies online that would help me find a suitable one.
The 8th of March, a very important and special day for women all over the world. In the last 100 years a lot of things changed for women. They were given the right to vote, to get divorced (in some parts of the world at least) and work. But what is worth your work if you don’t get paid fairly and equal as men? How can it be that in times like this, women still have so many deficits compared to men? In China for example women earn 40 % less than men, so its the biggest gender pay gap worldwide.
by Amalia Mobley
It’s the day after International Women’s Day. Less than 24 hours ago, women all around the world gathered in solidarity. We use this day to demand equality, fairness, and the right to enjoy all of the privileges men enjoy. As a part of that effort, Maeve Cohen, director of Rethinking Economics, believes that one of the most crucial steps to equality is a more practical and gendered approach to economic study.