"I have known Burkhard since 1998 after Ed Beauchamp of World Tourism Foundation, a smart visionary, introduced us. We communicate 2 - 3 times annually which are always very fruitful and creative brainstorming events; full of respect, honour and not to mention, they are humorous. Both of us are happy to assist at World Tourism Foundation when necessary. I would also like to mention Burkhard's unbelievable diplomatic skills through all cultural, political and personal barriers; it is worth mentioning that I do not know many people with this aptitude."