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TOURISM: its growing importance for economy

Jobs By 25 January, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

The past year totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals – a result which is two years ahead of forecasts. 2018 was with a six percent rise of tourists also the second strongest year since 2010. These are only some facts published in the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

By the way, for this year UNWTO forecasts a three to four percent increase, in line with the historical growth trend. But which figures about the tourism can we expect this year? And how can digital solutions help hoteliers to be more effective and to increase sales?

Planet-Bpm talked with start-ups at the International Tourism Trade Fair (Fitur) in Madrid about their ideas to revolutionize the market.

JOURNALIST: a risky, hard and dangerous profession

Jobs By 24 January, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Being a journalist is connected with lots of risks like being paid badly, being unemployed or working in war zones. During the last 25 years the number of killed journalists increased extremely. More than 2.300 journalists and reporters died in this period doing their job. About another alarming fact: Approximately 45 percent of freelance journalist earn less than 1.000 euros per month.

The aim of today’s Journalist Day (Día del Periodista) in Spain is to make the people aware of risks that journalists have to face on and to communicate the importance of an independent journalism

FOOTBALL: Woman creates software to help young talents

Jobs By 17 January, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

It is indispensable to be innovative and never stop creating new technologies to compete with other companies, but especially to improve the world, earn a living and facilitate everything for everyone. But it is true that due to this transformation the working world will change radically. Also the world of sports (in this case: of football) is changing a lot. Victoire Cogevina is the best example.

DesignEuropa Awards: Europe’s strong side

Jobs By 1 December, 2018 No Comments

Industrial Design becomes more and more important for the European industry in the fight against the strong and many times cheaper chinese competition. Especially Germany has with its Bauhaus school a long tradition of industrial design. The EUIPO patent office in Alicante awardes the best ones. Small and Emerging Companies Award has been won by the Air.Go 2.0 automatic bag drop system, owned by Danish firm Marcus Pedersen ApS, and designed by Sara Clement. She shows that women become more and more important in Industrial design. The Industry Award was won by the ARTIS pheno robotic C-arm angiography system from Siemens Healthcare GmbH, designed by Nadja Roth, another strong woman.

GERMANY: Companies are seeking new owners

Jobs By 22 November, 2018 No Comments

German daughters and sons many times do not want to follow their parents’ business, but want to start their own company. In Germany where you can find many medium sized companies (Mittelstand) with an important economic impact, this lack of interest becomes a serious problem, also for the staff. Their is a risk of thousand of companies to die if they cannot find a successor. For the moment just half of the owners inherit their business to their children. If you look for an interesting investment that works than have a look here and listen what Michael Rohrmaier has to say.