Monday, 28 July 2008

Fewer tourists leave more cash

Despite an endless stream of worrying news about the economy,
Barcelona's tourism industry is still having its cake and eating it
too.
While in the first five months of 2008 the Catalan capital saw the
first decrease in tourists seen in a long, long time, the tourists who
are coming are spending more money. At last, the elusive hunt for the
"quality tourist" seems to have born fruit, although it is at least
partly due to the global economic slump that keeps some tourists at
home. (Full story in printed edition).

15 comments:

David Allen 19 October 2008 at 16:15  

Barcelona always seems to be a place that people think will be a cool place to visit. Me, I live near by and it is just another city, like Birmingham but warmer and a bit nicer.

Much prefer the rural places or small cities like Girona for exapmple. Funny that so many people head to Barcelona via Ryanair and Girona airport and see nothing of Girona.

Anonymous,  1 November 2008 at 10:42  

I have lived in Barcelona and been there many times as a visitor. Nevertheless, I am delighted to walk down the Ramblas each time I am there. I think it's a great city and one of the most attractive in Spain.
Anna D.

Anna Puig,  3 November 2008 at 09:59  

Barcelona is a big city, and it has more places for visit. The problem is the tickets of places are very expensive. The persons haven't economy fot visit this places and they prefer stay in her homes. Barcelona is a great city, but is a very expensive city. Catalonia has other places for visit, and these places have don't expensive tickets, and people prefer visit these places.

Anonymous,  9 February 2009 at 12:21  

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