The press releases give you the latest news about Turisme de Barcelona and the tourism sector, ranging from new business projects to the results of the tourism sector. The section City News features general news items about the Catalan capital and its leading players.
Architecture once again obtainedexcellent results, exceeding last year's figures and topping the list of the most highly appreciatedaspects with a score of 9.09 | There was a marked improvement in the evaluation of the beaches,which received a score of 8.79, along with the three cornerstones of urban tourism: culture (8.79), shopping (8.4) and gastronomy(8.35)
The consortium has inquired after the amount of greenhouse effect gasses, measured in tons of CO2, emitted by its main activity | It is among the first promotional companies in Europe in carrying out this activity as a sign of responsibility and self-assessment
The company arranges the first press trip for specialized press representatives and focuses on the green tourism in the city | Electric motorbikes, Walking Tours, the Opera House (Liceu) and a "slow food" lunch are some of the activities, as well as to stay a night in a hotel in town
Show signs agreement through to 2016
The number of professional meetings held in the Catalan capital increased by 6.8% compared to 2010, and participant numbers rose 5%. | Airy Garrigosa, the historic director of Barcelona Convention Bureau, is retiring and handing over to Christoph Tessmar.
The new feature of the tournament, which has been held every year since 1953, is the refurbished centre court, which will have more seats.
According Euromonitor International, Barcelona is the fifth city that attracts the most foreign visitors in Europe. | The Catalan capital is the European city which has registered the greatest increase in the percentage of foreign tourists.
The company which currently belongs to the Planeta group offers a catalogue that includes great universal works and 23 Nobel Prize winners.
The Catalan institution will host a series of conferences to reflect on future challenges. | The institution's aim is to walk along Catalan society and culture by supporting the intellectual debate.
This leisure time center includes shops, restaurants and culture and is located in Plaza de España, the main traffic artery that connects Gran Vía and the airport.
The building was built between 1885 and 1890 and represents one of Antoni Gaudi's, foremost representative of the Catalan modernist movement, first commissions.
French tourist's profile: he travel as a couple, repeats his visit and spends an average of 97 euros, excluding accommodation20.06.2011
The French tourist, with over half a million visits in the year 2010, represents Barcelona's main foreign visitor.
"Dreams' calligraphy", which takes place during the years of Franco's dictatorship , is considered the most autobiographical book of this prolific writer.
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