Municipal government programme documents setting out tourism-related policies and initiatives.
15/11/2017Tourist Mobility Strategy in Barcelona
The Tourist Mobility Strategy (EMT) provides a global analysis of the city's tourist mobility in order to design new urban policies. The EMT aims at offering an answer both to the Urban Mobility Plan (PMU 2013-2018) as well as to the challenges and goals for the Strategic Plan for Tourism (PET20).
30/01/2017Strategic Plan for Tourism 2020
The new Strategic Plan for Tourism provides new tools and procedures to build future scenarios in a sustainable way. The objective is to promote tourist activities as a source of wealth and generate a greater return for society.
20/07/2015Boost to the participation process on Barcelona's tourism model
Government measure presented at the Full Municipal Council Meeting of 20 July 2015. It presents a series of initial legislative measures: suspending permits to provide tourist accommodation, prior to the drafting of the Special Urban Development Plan for Tourist Accommodation (PEUAT) and the drafting of a new strategic tourism plan for 2016-2020 which updates the previous one, and the creation of the City and Tourism Council.
09/04/2015Barcelona, city and tourism: Local agreement for the management and promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism
Participatory process for reflection, with the aim of identifying key challenges that the city will have to tackle over the coming years and formulating the bases for a local agreement for the management and promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism. January - April 2015
Statistics and surveys
Tourist activity in Barcelona
Presentation of the results of a study on tourist characterisation and profiles. Its main aim is to identify the profiles and habits of tourists spending the night in Barcelona. Department of Opinion Surveys at Barcelona City Council.
Perception of tourism in Barcelona
Presentation of results of a survey conducted among Barcelona residents on perceptions of tourism in the city and opinions of current affairs and tourist habits. Department of Opinion Surveys at Barcelona City Council.
Tourism statistics in Barcelona city and surroundings
A publication that summarily presents the main data on annual tourist activity. Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council, Barcelona Tourism Consortium.
Barcelona tourism activity report
Annual report that presents the main data on tourist activity in Barcelona city, its metropolitan area and Barcelona province in 2015. Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and Barcelona Tourism Consortium.
Statistical data on tourist activities in Barcelona and its surroundings. Reports on the results of tourist-profile surveys, public perception and other important aspects.
A report which analyses the economic impact of tourist accommodation on the residential market. It comes under the framework of the diagnosis stage for drafting the Strategic Tourism Plan for 2020.
A document presenting the features and process developed relating to the successive tourist policies implemented over time in Barcelona.
A publication that presents the main features of the tourist sector in Barcelona.
An executive summary of a study on cases of excellence in CSR in Barcelona's hotel network, “Doing good and doing well”, conducted by the Responsible Tourism Observatory at the Sant Ignasi Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management. Ramon Llull University.
Report on the impact of the activities of cruises on the Catalan economy and the social and economic profile of cruise passengers. A study prepared by the University of Barcelona, commissioned by Barcelona Port and the Barcelona Tourism Consortium.
Analysis documents and studies on tourist activities and their impact on the city.
Annual activity reports
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201619/09/2017
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201525/07/2016
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201401/01/2014
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201301/01/2013
Summaries of the initiatives carried out at the destination in accordance with tourist-sustainability criteria.
Citizen participation in the Special Urban Development Plan for Tourist Accommodation (PEUAT)05/07/2016
Regulations of the Special Urban Development Plan for Tourist Accommodation (PEUAT)05/07/2016
Functions of the City and Tourism Council20/04/2016
Rules and regulations
Barcelona is to collaborate with Seoul to promote sustainable tourism06/09/2017
2.332 illegal tourist apartments closed and 3.473 sanctions imposed by the Tourist Accommodation Shock Plan in one year15/08/2017
Programme “Barcelona is much more” consolidates its strategy and already represents 27.5% of the tourist activities offered by Turisme de Barcelona24/07/2017
Barcelona City Council launches a campaign to promote a fair and sustainable model of tourism18/07/2017
Barcelona calls on holiday rental websites to manage tourist accommodation in the city05/07/2017
New Barcelona Tourism Observatory created to face the challenges of tourism26/06/2017
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Press releases issued by Barcelona City Council relating to tourism.
Barcelona City Council, in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Barcelona, the Catalan Tourism Agency and Responsible Tourism Institute (ITR), organized from next 17 to 19 May 2017, the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism for the Development in the framework of the New Urban Agenda. The event concluded with the presentation of a statement and some guidelines about sustainable tourism.
The World Summit on Sustainable Tourism, held in Vitoria-Gasteiz in November 2015, reviewed the principles of the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism (1995) and reaffirmed their validity today. This document recognises the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The ombudsman's decision in June 2015 regarding official action on tourism and its impact on the quality of life of Barcelona residents.
The Barcelona Declaration was agreed at the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD7) held in October 2013. The declaration is based on responsible tourism that respects the development of Barcelona and Catalonia, maintains a balanced relationship between residents and visitors and prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Tourism-related international reference documents.
Monthly tourist-activity forecasts
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (December 2017)01/12/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (November 2017)01/10/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (September 2017)01/09/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (October 2017)01/09/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (August 2017)01/08/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (July 2017)01/07/2017
Periodic report that enables forecasts of the city's tourist influxes. It covers events on the programme for the coming month with an estimated attendance of over ten thousand people.