Barcelona Tourism in Crisis While London Marches On

Two of the world’s biggest tourism cities, London and Barcelona, experienced dramatically different fortunes during August.  Hotel demand in London grew 7.5% but Barcelona hoteliers said negativity about the city caused by political unrest and residents rebelling against over-tourism caused hotel revenue to drop 20%, mainly due to discounting.

See Barcelona coverage and for those with more time check out this excellent feature on over-tourism in The Nation.

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