Articles tagged “barcelona”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Albert Stumm, Associated Press

During a summer in which we all asked if Barcelona was broken, the city’s response to a terrifying event argues loudly that it is as resilient as ever.

4 months ago

Van Plows Into Crowd in Barcelona Tourism Area, 13 Dead

Van Plows Into Crowd in Barcelona Tourism Area, 13 Dead

Associated Press

The area was crowded with Barcelona residents and tourists at the time of the incident. Thirteen are confirmed dead and the death toll is likely to mount.

4 months ago

Barcelona Is Trying to Come to Terms With Its Overtourism Problem

Barcelona Is Trying to Come to Terms With Its Overtourism Problem

Charles Penty and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

The backlash against tourism in Barcelona is building. Authorities in the city are trying to quell the anger by bringing in certain restrictions but at the moment it doesn’t seem to be working.

4 months ago

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

4 months ago