Municipal government programme documents setting out tourism-related policies and initiatives.
06/09/2016Strategic Plan for Tourism 2020: Strategic Diagnosis
This document presents the results of the Diagnosis of the Barcelona Strategic Plan for 2020's preparatory work, out of which comes the strategic proposal for challenges and goals, for laying the groundwork for tourism-based initiatives in Barcelona for 2020.
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
29/10/2010Strategic Tourism Plan for Barcelona for 2010-2015
Presented as a government measure at the Full Municipal Council Meeting of 29 October 2010, the Barcelona Strategic Tourism Plan resulted in the start of an extensive process of reflection and examination of tourism and the city. The plan's main interest lies in the role of tourist activity in the city. It set out the action strategies up to 2015.
Analysis documents and studies on tourist activities and their impact on the city.
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.
Statistics and surveys
Statistical data on tourist activities in Barcelona and its surroundings. Reports on the results of tourist-profile surveys, public perception and other important aspects.
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.
Annual activity reports
Summaries of the initiatives carried out at the destination in accordance with tourist-sustainability criteria.
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201525/07/2016
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201401/01/2014
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201301/01/2013
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201201/01/2012
Rules and regulations
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
Monthly tourist-activity forecasts
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.
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (June2017)01/06/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (May 2017)01/05/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (April 2017)01/04/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (March 2017)01/03/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (February 2017)01/02/2017
Monthly tourist-activity forecast (January 2017)01/01/2017
Tourism-related international reference documents.
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.
Declaration signed by the members of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) in 1999 with the aim of promoting a world tourist order that is equitable, responsible and sustainable, to the benefit of all sectors of society.
Press releases issued by Barcelona City Council relating to tourism.
Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca share their experiences on tourism and housing policies23/05/2017
Barcelona shows an "undeniable" commitment to sustainable tourism19/05/2017
Barcelona discusses the strategic guidelines to achieve a sustainable model of tourism in cities18/05/2017
Barcelona City Council doubles the number of illegal tourist apartment observers11/05/2017
Barcelona City Council and holiday rental websites will work together to manage tourism challenges08/05/2017
Barcelona invests on sustainability and new technologies to promote a competitive tourism model19/04/2017
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