The tourism industry grew by 2% and generated 50,000 jobs in 2018 Tourism activity in Spain grew by 2%, to 142 million euros, as announced yesterday by the lobby Exceltur, which represents a new record for the sector. “This growth,” noted José Luis Zoreda, executive vice president, “is for the first time in recent years […]
Foreign Investment drops in Catalonia whilst it increases in Madrid and the Basque country. Since the October 1 referendum, foreign investment has seen a decrease in Catalonia. In 2017, it lost close to 40% of foreign investment. Madrid saw an improvement of 25%. The community of Madrid harvested last year 14,521 million which places it […]
Barcelona Tourism 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 in order to generate quantitative […]
“Barcelona is not for sale”- organised movement protest in the market of La Boqueria This past January, thousands of people protested in the streets of Rambla under the motto “Barcelona is not for sale”. The FAVB (Federación de Asociaciones de Vecinos de Barcelona), together with 60 organisations, organised the rally. This brought together different sets of activists: housing, work, […]
50% tax help for poorer residents Barcelona has started subsidies for less economically stable families. The ‘Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles’ (IBI) will offer families help by paying 50% of their taxes. 3.5 million euros is going to be put towards the scheme which will help around 20,000 households. Gerardo Pisarello, the first lieutenant of the […]
JxSí and CUP organise a referendum for September 2017 The political groups JxSí and CUP have agreed to a referendum for Cataluña’s independence in September 2017. This has come as a result of demands made by the president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, for the parties to discuss matters face-to-face instead of confronting one another. He […]
Barcelona can become a global reference point for sustainability, innovation and social development! Barcelona, although one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world, has an opportunity to become a global reference point for sustainability, innovation and social development. The general assembly of Barcelona recently appointed a new President and declared that they […]
Thanks to the support of the PSC and the abstention of other groups, Colaus’s plan to freeze tourist flats was approved! Ada Colau has gotten away with it again. Yesterday the opposition allowed her to approve her plan to freeze tourist flats, which involves Apartur, the main employers in the sector. Thanks to the support of the PSC and the […]
There is no electoral program, right or left-handed, or city government that does not include in its master plan the idea of “taking back La Rambla for the Barcelonians.” With so many empty promises and phrases devoid of meaning this topic certainly deserves discussion at the podium.
Mayor Colau aks the State and Government to amend the legislation on urban leases.