NUMBER OF VISITORS IN CATALONIA FELL BY 11.3%, HARMING THE TOURISM SECTOR

Richard Moor -
The summer is over, while the tourism sector is running out of steam in Catalonia. The industry reported a decrease in occupation rates, reaching 5% in comparison to last year’s figures. A report from...

SPANISH ECONOMY DEPENDS STRONGLY ON ITS TOURISM SECTOR

Vanderlei J. Pollack -
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE, in Spanish), the contribution of the Spanish tourism industry in this last decade has been the main segment that has kept the Spanish economy af...

ECO-DISASTER: THE MEDITERRANEAN DROWNS IN PLASTIC WASTE

Tomas Haupt -
As soon as the corona pandemic banned residents and tourists from the streets of the Italian lagoon city of Venice, the canals became crystal clear and full of fish. Nature seems to recover quickly fr...

SPANISH HOTELIERS FORECAST A FALL IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS

Andrew J. Wein -
The Spanish hotel association expects a slight dip in arrivals, but with a growth in revenues. Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (CEHAT) announces that the Thomas Cook bankrup...

TOURIST TAXES ARE NOT POPULAR IN SPAIN

Sara Thopson -
The Parliament of Catalonia has been studying a request from the Barcelona City Council to increase the tourist taxes across the city. The initiative has raised so much concern in different private se...
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