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  number 2 june 2015  
  Agreement with the Barcelona Provincial Council to promote a comprehensive tourist offer  
The City Council, the Barcelona Provincial Council and Turisme de Barcelona have signed the Barcelona is much more programme with the aim of joining forces to decentralise the tourist offer by combining in the same offer the dynamism of urban tourism with the appeal of the beach and the mountains.
  Barcelona, France’s favourite destination this summer  
Barcelona is the favourite destination of the French this summer, ahead of New York, London, Rome and Lisbon. This is the conclusion of the study on travel trends for this summer carried out by the TripAdvisor portal based on the searches for information by its users in France.
  Lecture by the chair of the 'Global Sustainable Tourism Council' (5 June)  
On 5 June, for World Environment Day, Turisme de Barcelona will host a lecture by the chair of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Luigi Cabrini, setting out the viewpoints of this international body that establishes and manages sustainability standards relating to the world of travel and tourism.
  ‘Barcelona Sports’ reaches 2.8 million spectators in 2014  
The sporting events included in Turisme de Barcelona’s Barcelona Sports program last year reached a total of 2,802,776 spectators, a very similar figure to the previous year. The programme’s objective is to promote the main sporting events that the city hosts and to position Barcelona as an international sporting capital.
  A new boost for international promotion of health tourism  
Turisme de Barcelona and the Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA) association have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the international promotion of Barcelona as a leading health destination. This involves giving a new boost to the city’s positioning in this field, building on the good global reputation of Catalan medical centres and their professionals.
  Personal stories  
  Fritz Diekmann Head of the Renal Transplants Unit at the Hospital Clínic  
  "Barcelona is very competitive at attracting patients from all over the world"  
Barcelona has hospital infrastructure and a concentration of medical talent that are "exceptional", in the opinion of doctor Fritz Diekmann, head of the Renal Transplants Unit at the Hospital Clínic and a member of Barnaclinic’s medical panel. Along with high quality treatments at affordable prices, this makes the city "very competitive" when attracting patients from around the world.
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