One of the cultural particularities of Switzerland is the respectful and friendly communication, both in everyday life and at work. A disagreement is rarely dealt with live, especially with several people being present. For a layperson, it is almost impossible to detect a fundamental problem.
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.
There is little continuity between who is considered to be in the humanitarian sector and who is on its periphery, who are “traditional” actors and who qualifies as a “new” actor. As a result, this study has constructed a lexicon that explains what is meant by the various terms used. Though it is not often recognized, there is and has long been a diverse group of actors who have played a role in providing humanitarian relief and assistance locally, nationally, and transnationally.
The Spanish Startup has created a collaborative platform aiming to revolutionize the world of ‘free walking tours’ launching a new concept: guruwalks. GuruWalk, through its online platform based on the Sharing Economy, allows now anyone to publish a free walking tour and share passionately their city with travelers from around the world eager to live the most authentic experience.
In 2018, the Spanish economy will continue to grow strongly at 2.6%, half a percentage point below last year’s growth, but in line with that of the last two to three years. In the longer term, we expect a similar performance of the Spanish economy. GDP is anticipated to increase 2.4% in 2019″. The latest edition of Spanish and International Economic & Financial Outlook (SEFO) features key insights from Funcas’ Director General Carlos Ocaña on the outlook for the Spanish economy and financial sector in 2018 and beyond.