Municipal government programme documents setting out tourism-related policies and initiatives.
14/12/2022Tourism Sustainability Plan in Destination Barcelona
Summary document of the 19 tourism projects that have received funding from the European Next Generation funds for a value of 41 million euros and that will be executed between 2023 and 2025. Watch video video
24/03/2021Culture and creative industry as a factor in the transformation of the visitor's economy
Report of the Department of Tourism and Creative Industries presented to the Committee on Economy and Finance of March 17, 2021, which includes the main conclusions of the Forum of debate 'City, Tourism and Culture: a joint opportunity' and the lines of action to be developed.
22/01/2020Creation of new imaginaries and contents for the improvement of mobility and tourist sustainability.
Government measure presented to the Economy and Finance Commission of January 22, 2020. It compiles a series of actions on the mobility and the creation of new tourist imaginaries, in order to better manage the flow of visitors that receives the city, diversify its socio-economic contribution, reduce the negative impacts on high-affluence spaces and contribute to expanding the knowledge that the people of Barcelona have about their city.
21/06/2022Declaration of best practices for tour groups in public areas in Barcelona
Document acordat amb les dues associacions de guies oficials, Aguicat i APIT, per millorar la gestió dels grups turístics guiats a la via pública, la qualitat del servei de guiatge, l'experiència del visitant i l'encaix amb la vida veïnal. Conté un annex específic per als barris de Ciutat Vella que registren major afluència turística.
Analysis documents and studies on tourist activities and their impact on the city.
Study commissioned by the Directorate of Tourism and prepared by the University of Girona on the tourist carrying capacity of the city of Barcelona. It collects a detailed quantification of visitors and their territorial distribution, as well as a review of their environmental, social and economic impacts.
The annual report of the Barcelona International Positioning prepared by the Barcelona Observatory, Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, ranks the city as the 9th most attractive in the world and the 4th in Europe by visitors.
Report commissioned within the framework of the Strategic Plan for Tourism 2020 by the taxation and tourism working group of the Tourism and City Council which asked to quantify the impact of tourism on the municipal budget
Analysis of the mobility of Barcelona's visitors and their impact on the resident population’s quality of life, in the post-COVID context. Study commissioned within the framework of the Barcelona Science Plan.
The NAO Group and the Global Destination Sustainability Movement publish a joint White Paper on the roles and impact of tourism taxation in tourist destinations in Europe. The study is launched in association with the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and with the support of nine urban tourism destinations, including Barcelona
Study on the impact of tourist activity in the city of Barcelona on variables such as water and energy consumption, waste generation, carbon footprint, air quality and noise pollution. Prepared by Barcelona Regional as commission of the Strategic Tourism Plan 2020.
Rules and regulations
Regulation of citizen participation01/01/2017
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
Tourism-related international reference documents.
The Barcelona Call for Action was presented during the Future of Tourism World Summit, an international summit that brought together industry experts to reflect on the key role of tourism in reviving the economy in the post-pandemic era.
In this Guide for sustainable tourism you'll find the challenges and criteria for the evaluation of the tourism sector ahead the 2030 Agenda
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.