Municipal government programme documents setting out tourism-related policies and initiatives.
11/05/2018Territorial strategy of tourist management. Government measure
The Territorial Strategy for Tourism Management, framed in the Strategic Tourism Plan 2020, includes 261 measures that make up the roadmap to maximize the social return of tourist activity in the territories, while at the same time considering the synergies with the city as a whole and the metropolitan region.
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.
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.
Profiles and habits of tourists
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.
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 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. Observatori del Turisme a Barcelona: ciutat i regió
Analysis documents and studies on tourist activities and their impact on the city.
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.
Report commissioned within the framework of the Strategic Tourism Plan 2020 to know the characteristics of the work in the tourism sector in Barcelona and identify factors associated with the precariousness, as well as the main mechanisms that cause them.
Study on the online tourist reputation of Barcelona, to know the added value of accommodation, restaurants and tourist attractions of the destination, based on the scores published by the users in the main online tourism platforms. Study commissioned by the Barcelona City Council in the framework of the Tourism Observatory in Barcelona: city and region.
Report commissioned under the Strategic Tourism Plan for 2020, featuring suggested guidelines for promoting destination Barcelona with the main aim of ensuring its sustainability.
Report commissioned within the framework of the Strategic Tourism Plan 2020 to deepen the knowledge about the environmental impact of tourism and the activities associated therein, especially focused on the calculation of the emission of greenhouse gases.
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.
Annual activity reports
Summaries of the initiatives carried out at the destination in accordance with tourist-sustainability criteria.
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201619/09/2017
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201525/07/2016
Activities report of the CTiC (CAT)06/05/2019
Annual report on sustainable tourism 201401/01/2014
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.
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.
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 November 201923/09/2019
Monthly tourist-activity forecast October 201923/09/2019
Monthly tourist-activity forecast September 201916/07/2019
Monthly tourist-activity forecast August 201917/06/2019
Monthly tourist-activity forecast July 201921/05/2019
Monthly tourist-activity forecast June 201917/04/2019