Reports, studies

  • Barcelona 2021 Observatory

    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.

  • Quantification of the impact of tourism on the municipal budget

    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

  • The domestic market in Barcelona city report. 2018-2019

    Analysis of the Spanish market in Barcelona city 2018-2019. Observatori del Turisme a Barcelona: ciutat i regió


    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

  • Tourism wages in Barcelona 2018

    The Municipal Data Office of the Barcelona City Council presents this report that provides new data on the wages of people who work in the city's tourism sector. Based on the exploitation and analysis of the salary information from the Continuous Sample of Working Lives (MCVL), it offers, in the first place, a brief summary of the profile of workers in the sector. It also analyzes the salary structure in detail, based on the personal characteristics of the workers and other variables related to their jobs. The salary differences between women and men in the sector are also analyzed, as well as the evolution of the purchasing power of employees between 2010 and 2018, to end by briefly addressing the phenomenon of ‘mileurismo’ (referring to those people who earn 1,000 euros per month) tourism.

  • Analysis of environmental externalities of tourism in 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.

    Anàlisi de l'impacte ambiental del turisme a Barcelona
  • Situation, characteristics and effects of work in the tourism sector

    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.

  • Carbon Footprint of Tourism in the city of Barcelona

    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.

  • Monitor of online tourist reputation of Barcelona city 2018

    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.

  • Grounds for applying tourist marketing for a sustainable destination: the case of Barcelona

    Report commissioned under the Strategic Tourism Plan for 2020, featuring suggested guidelines for promoting destination Barcelona with the main aim of ensuring its sustainability.

  • Impact of vacation letting on Barcelona's residential letting market

    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.

  • Tourist activity in Barcelona: development and management

    A document presenting the features and process developed relating to the successive tourist policies implemented over time in Barcelona.