Articles tagged “catalonia”

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

Ainhoa Goyeneche and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Political turmoil is certainly one way to drive away tourists. One has to suspect that visitors will return to Spain's most popular city once the crisis is resolved.

2 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

Tourism Is the Biggest Loser So Far in Spain-Catalonia Standoff

Tourism Is the Biggest Loser So Far in Spain-Catalonia Standoff

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

If Catalonia's goal is to create as much chaos as possible for the Madrid government, then tourism may increasingly get caught in the crossfire.

2 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.

2 months ago

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Maria Tadeo, Esteban Duarte and Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

Catalonia is concerned about self-determination and independence. That's the news: Its independence declaration and the Spanish government ramping up to intervene. Still, it's our job to look at the tourism ramifications, and the confrontation between Madrid and Barcelona poses a huge question mark about the region's fate.

2 months ago

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A prolonged period of uncertainty over Catalonia's future does nobody any favors. The region and the city of Barcelona have endured a difficult 2017 and it will be interesting to see if this has any impact on tourism in 2018.

2 months ago

Pressure Mounts as Catalonia Mulls Secession From Spain

Pressure Mounts as Catalonia Mulls Secession From Spain

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

The specter of reduced tourism is being used to put pressure on Catalonian leadership as it figures out what to do about declaring independence from Spain and, therefore, the European Union.

2 months ago

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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalan Tourist Board + Skift

When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can run high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more fulfilling experiences for the right kind of tourist.

10 months ago

Destinations Delve Into Research To Engage Millennials — Meetings Innovation Report

Destinations Delve Into Research To Engage Millennials — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Is research the new content marketing for convention bureaus? We hope so because it's a good way for cities to differentiate themselves, and it provides new inspiration for event programming and education.

1 year ago

Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

Greg Oates, Skift

When convention and visitor bureaus produce extensive research papers and trend reports, they're showing their commitment to embrace Millennial consumers.

1 year ago

Catalan leaders argue benefits of Catalonia’s independence from Spain

Catalan leaders argue benefits of Catalonia’s independence from Spain

Jon Henley, The Guardian

Just because something makes perfect sense doesn't mean it's possible. But Catalan leaders have massive economic powers at their disposal and a Spanish government that is weaker than it would like to be.

5 years ago