A Berlin brothel has come up with an idea to attract new business, negate the impact of the global economic crisis and to be environmentally friendly all at the same time. Well that’s bloody marvelous, so how are they doing it? By offering a discount to patrons who arrive on bicycles, or who can prove that they took public transport. Genius.
Thomas Goetz, owner of the “Maison d’envie” brothel has admitted that the recession has hit the prostitution industry hard. He adds, “Obviously we hope the discount will attract more people…It’s good for business, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for the girls”.
Customers who arrive on bicycle or who can prove they took public transportation get a 5-euro discount from the usual 70-euro fee for 45 minute sessions. Goetz has said the environment friendly discount has been working, with around 3 to 5 new customers cumming in daily to take advantage of the discount. By using public transport they have also alleviated traffic and parking congestion in the neighborhood.
This is a brilliant deal and if I was in Berlin I would take full advantage of it. Anyone with this oppurtunity should grab their helmet in one hand and their bike in the other and speed off to do your bit for the environment. Dont forget to wear a crash helmet also. You can see the article here.