Tourism of Barcelona will have a budget The general council of Tourism of Barcelona has closed the forecasts of income for the 2019 in 54.2 million euros, what supposes a growth of 3,2% with regard to 2018, year that foresees to close with a surplus of 75,900 euros.
The main challenge of the agency for 2019 is to implement the Barcelona Tourism Destination Marketing Strategy (EMTDB) and the adhesion of companies to the Biosphere certification, the consortium said in a statement.
The expected budget increase is mainly due to revenues from products and services, which will grow by 3.6% compared to 2018, a new framework of collaboration with the institutions and a balance in budgetary management thanks to the modifications made during the last two years. exercises.
The second most relevant item among sources of income is the tourist accommodation tax collected by the Generalitat and transferred to the Barcelona City Council.
The Councilor for Tourism, Trade and Markets of Barcelona, Agustí Colom, said during the meeting of the general council that 2019 will be a year of implementation of the Biosphere project to stimulate and encourage commitment to sustainability among the business fabric of the destination.
For his part, the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Miquel Valls, has claimed the importance of tourism in the GDP of the city, which has been his last general council, in view of the elections held in the Catalan chambers for next year.
The chairman of the executive committee, Joan Gaspart, has insisted on the need for public-private collaboration and the director of the consortium, Joan Torrella, has assured that although 2018 has been conditioned by the last four months of 2017 – by 17 -A and 1-O–, has been compensated with an “excellent meeting tourism” year. Of 54.2 million in 2019, 3.2% more