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The press releases give you the latest news about Turisme de Barcelona and the tourism sector, ranging from new business projects to the results of the tourism sector. The section City News features general news items about the Catalan capital and its leading players.

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As a collaborating entity with the MWC, the consortium expresses its full support for the GSMA for taking “a difficult decision that is the result of circumstances beyond its control and a worldwide alert” | Eduard Torres: “The MWC is a very important congress due to its size and impact on our productive fabric. However, our overall assessment of the city as a meetings destination reveals that we have an extremely solid, diversified model that will allow us, once again, to overcome adversity” | Barcelona Convention Bureau is working on 127 congress bids for the coming years
This evening we’re launching a new route touring the city’s Christmas lights and telling passengers about the traditional Catalan festive traditions. The tour is in three languages and has been designed with locals and visitors in mind.
The city has risen two positions in the international ranking by ICCA and becomes the leading global congress organisation city | Turisme de Barcelona, through the Barcelona Convention Bureau, promotes business tourism, with a record economic effect of 1,851 million |Joan Gaspart: “Barcelona has outdone itself in a rather difficult year. Congratulations to everyone who has made this possible, to the companies and particularly to the Convention Bureau | "The Barcelona Convention Bureau programme has generated 41% of participants and 34% of the economic impact of congresses
Several organisations are taking a trip to the USA to promote Barcelona and Catalonia as tourist destinations | Roadshow in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to present a city and country offering culture, authenticity, sustainability and diversity | USA is the main international source market for Barcelona with a high spending power
Barcelona promotes shopping diversity by incorporating exclusive experiences and boutiques | A new guided tour featuring the city’s most unique boutiques enables visitors to discover the city through neighbourhood commerce and less central shopping areas
City news
The jewellery firm Bagués-Masriera marks its 175th anniversary with a collection dedicated to the Catalan capital
More than 200 iconic motorbikes, including the first one built in Spain in 1904
The new feature of the tournament, which has been held every year since 1953, is the refurbished centre court, which will have more seats.
According Euromonitor International, Barcelona is the fifth city that attracts the most foreign visitors in Europe. | The Catalan capital is the European city which has registered the greatest increase in the percentage of foreign tourists.
The company which currently belongs to the Planeta group offers a catalogue that includes great universal works and 23 Nobel Prize winners.
The Catalan institution will host a series of conferences to reflect on future challenges. | The institution's aim is to walk along Catalan society and culture by supporting the intellectual debate.
This leisure time center includes shops, restaurants and culture and is located in Plaza de España, the main traffic artery that connects Gran Vía and the airport.
The building was built between 1885 and 1890 and represents one of Antoni Gaudi's, foremost representative of the Catalan modernist movement, first commissions.
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