Articles tagged “barcelona”

Cities Take Baby Steps to Address Overtourism This Summer

Cities Take Baby Steps to Address Overtourism This Summer

Dan Peltier, Skift

It took years for overtourism to happen in some destinations and the problem won't be solved overnight or this year. But to start, destinations could begin paying tourism workers more fairly and give locals more access to programs and services that tourism revenue supposedly helps to fund.

3 months ago

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We've been talking about overtourism for a while now and it's good to see cities getting more creative when it comes to managing numbers. Visitors are going to keep coming to the likes of Barcelona, Dubrovnik, and Amsterdam, and therefore these places are going to have to get smarter about managing the flow of people, whether they already live there or not.

3 months ago

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

5 months ago

Why This Boutique Barcelona Hotel Transformed Itself Into a New York Weekend

Why This Boutique Barcelona Hotel Transformed Itself Into a New York Weekend

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Cross-promotions like this are most successful when both sides have something to gain. While Seagram's gets access to a new audience, The Corner Hotel can enhance its reputation.

6 months ago

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Every destination is different and there is no one-size-fits-all panacea to limit overtourism. Until cities get smarter about quantifying the movements and behavior of travelers, there's little hope for finding reproducible solutions.

7 months ago

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

Associated Press

Madrid, not Barcelona, now controls Catalonia tourism. There are no big changes so far, although visitor revenue is expected to plunge, at least in the short term.

8 months ago

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

Will there be massive civil disobedience in Catalonia? Will the Spanish government use force? Will local police put down their arms? These are some of the issues looming as Spain attempts to assert control in an independence-minded Catalonia.

8 months ago

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As destinations scramble to reduce the impact of tourism on their citizens, foundational work must still be done to create a repeatable framework and process for preventing overtourism.

8 months ago

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Esteban Duarte and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

One of Spain’s most popular tourism destinations is undergoing some very radical growing pains. The response of its central government has been deplorable, which makes the coming months uncertain.

9 months ago

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tragedies happen and people keep on traveling because — as an IAC/Expedia official put it soon after 9/11 — without travel there is no life. TUI and other tour operators are optimistic about their forecasts.

10 months ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

10 months ago

Airline Stock Weakness After Attacks in Spain Is a Buying Opportunity, Cowen Analyst Says

Airline Stock Weakness After Attacks in Spain Is a Buying Opportunity, Cowen Analyst Says

Associated Press

Travel and transportation-related stocks often dip after a crisis but when travelers return, so do share prices.

10 months ago