What it is

The City and Tourism Council is an open, diverse citizen-participation body set up to discuss what kind of city we want and, therefore, what kind of tourism suits the city best.

In other words, the Council is a debating forum, where public bodies, associations and political representatives can share their thoughts and put forward proposals for improving the development of Barcelona's tourist sector.

The resolutions adopted at the Council are not binding, but serve as a basis for decisions taken at Full City Council meetings.

July 24, 2015: the Full Municipal Council agrees to set up the City and Tourism Council in accordance with Article 19 of the Citizen Participation Regulations.

January 29, 2016: the Full Municipal Council approves the City and Tourism Council's internal regulations, which define it as an advisory and consultative body, as well as establishing the terms and conditions for choosing its representatives.

April 18 to 22, 2016: the organisations registered in Barcelona City Council's General File of Public Bodies are asked to choose their representatives for the City and Tourism Council.

May 2, 2016: at a formal meeting chaired by the Mayor in the Saló de Cent at City Hall, the City and Tourism Council is set up as a standing body that will participate in developing tourism policies and strategies, maintain the quality of city residents' lives and ensure visitors to the city enjoy their experience.