The rise of day-trips in Barcelona

The day-trips outside the city are growing due to the increased number of repeat visitors and to the overcrowding. But where can tourist go outside Barcelona? The one-day or half-day excursions are a consolidated product in the tourism sector. European capitals tend to offer them less because they already have a multitude of attractions, but […]

Tourism of Barcelona. They launch an observatory to manage it

Tourism of Barcelona is a hot topic. The city wants to manage it now. Metropolis office – its Diputació and Turisme departments – plan to share data with citizens. It has to help with their decision-making. The City Council, Diputació and the consortium Turisme de Barcelona have promoted the Observatorio del Turisme de Barcelona to generate quantitative […]

EatWith and VizEat, the two social eating platforms, merge together

U.S. Startup EatWith, the ‘Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals’ was acquired from VizEat, the European ‘social eating platform’. EatWith is a U.S. startup founded in 2012 by Guy Michlin and Shemer Schwarzwants, and launched in the wave of the sharing economy started in 2007 with Airbnb which wanted to connect hosts and guest for a local and authentic […]

Airbnb pulls 1,000 listings from Barcelona

1000 illegal apartments taken down from the famous platform, Airbnb, after “bed protest” in the center of Barcelona to raise awareness of risks of renting unlicensed apartments. On Tuesday 15th August 2017, Airbnb was forced to pull 1000 illegal listings of apartments around Barcelona. Barcelona is currently practicing a “One-host, One-home” policy called ‘Vivienda de Uso Turístico’. […]

A Great Local Food Experience in Barcelona

New consumer trends and technologies promote and diversify the distribution and experience of local food Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan city in the world, therefore several kind of tastes have to be satisfied. In this last years, new technologies have changed the form of interpreting, from a touristic point of view, the experience of […]

Increase in Property taxes for touristic accommodation in Barcelona

Council’s plans for touristic accommodations approved in March The municipal council has approved the Special Urban-Development Plan for Touristic Accommodation (PEUAT). The PEAUT regulates tourist accommodation establishments, as well as youth hostels, collective residences with temporary accommodation and tourist apartments. The council is trying to convene a sustainable urban model while improving the quality of life for city residents. For […]