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    The Future of Tourism in Barcelona

    I was privileged last Thursday to be asked to address the industry in Catalonia about what Responsible Tourism means for Barcelona. Next week in Barcelona we are holding the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations and we shall briefly have the opportunity to engage in the debate during the conference next week. A tourism tax was introduced in Barcelona in November last year, it is a small amount per night – for a 5* property it is €2.25 for others it can be as little as €0.45. I understand that two thirds of the revenues is used for promotion. The debate is hotting up. How many more tourists…

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