Sustainable Tourism in Barcelona

Barcelona wants to give back to its’ community The ‘Plan Estratégico de Turismo 2020’ (Strategic Plan of Tourism 2020) is reviewing possibilities to make tourism sustainable and give back to the city. Barcelona is a very attractive city, last year the city received over 30 million tourists, of which half spent the night in the […]

Family homes turned in high standing accommodations in the center of Eixample

What do the Future and the Increasing Rental Space Demand Have in Store for One of the Most Emblematic Neighborhoods in Barcelona Foreign investors interest is bringing alterations to the accommodation market in one of Barcelona’s most emblematic neighborhoods. Ever since the dawn of its existence, Eixample has been home to the Barcelona bourgeoisie.The neighborhood […]

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’. […]

Discover Barcelona – Collserola Tower

Collserola Tower symbolizes the change of Barcelona! Walking through one of the most spectacular architectures in Barcelona and discover its modernity. Collserola Tower symbolizes the change of Barcelona! During your visit to Barcelona, you can not only discover a lot of nice food, street art with fantastic drawing but also check the modern and classical […]

Barcelona Strategic Tourism Plan 2020

Barcelona wants to pay more for the apartments, the tourist tax, and the parks The city of Barcelona faces different challenges as a result of tourism in the city, mass tourism in the most touristic sites, traffic, access to housing for being exploited as tourist accommodation etc. which is why the local government of the […]