"I have know Burkhard since 1999 when I was a Consultant to the Government of Pakistan Ministry of Tourism. My first contact with him was regarding his queries to getting information about tourism related institutions, organisations and establishments private as well as public sectors and I was impressed how much he was inquisitive to reconfirm information already provided by my department because he did not wish any error in information regarding change of address or change of phone number of such tourism establishment. Since then, it was my pleasure to be in touch and he was very helpful when I was establishing The Region Initiative (TRI), a tourism networking of South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. He do not know only almost all the important people of various countries but also understands society and mind-set of areas of his work. I found him to be a very hard worker, responsive and accurate in providing information."