Articles tagged “catalonia”

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Why Barcelona Is Becoming a Hub for Travel Startups

A new study highlights Barcelona's recent growth as a hub for travel startups. A rich tourism history, a sun-dappled location, and a favorable cost-of-living. The pitch is certainly attractive.

Why Barcelona Is Becoming a Hub for Travel Startups

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

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.

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

Tourism

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

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.

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

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.

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

Tourism

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

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.

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Tourism

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

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.

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

Tourism

Pressure Mounts as Catalonia Mulls Secession From Spain

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.

Pressure Mounts as Catalonia Mulls Secession From Spain
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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

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.

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