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November 21, 2013

Tourist spending in Catalonia

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Tourist spending in Catalonia

This fall was very successful for the tourism sector in Spain. In particular, according to official data, in Barcelona tourist spending visitors to the country increased by 29%.

Registered spending of foreign tourists in September 2013 in the Catalan capital has greatly enriched the local economy. Only by spending on credit cards, Barcelona twice went around the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Tourist boom in Catalonia continues throughout 2013, and the new official data only confirms the positive statistics sector. In Barcelona is doing particularly well in the tourism and commerce. October 2013 is the most optimistic data on tourist expenditures made by foreign tourists in the city. Although the locals are not very pleased with their purchasing power, due to a general economic crisis in the country, and the incredibly warm weather in October, which pushed the purchase of winter clothes and shoes at a later date, to foreign buyers, these factors do not affect them. More and more travelers are choosing Catalonia to just shopping and shopping, which is good local tourism sector, commerce and textile industries.

The overall increase in sales in October 2013 in Barcelona, compared with October 2012, was by 28.8%. Given that October is not among the most active in terms of tourism months, these data become even more animates.

Thus, Barcelona got on the podium by sales to foreign tourists among all the Spanish autonomous regions. The share of Barcelona in the total purchases made by foreign visitors to Spain, and was 28.8 %, significantly higher than that of , for example, a Spaniard capital Madrid , which amounted to 12.6%.

Such optimistic data give even more reason to continue to fight the defenders of proposals made to the Parliament of Catalonia, on the resolution of commercial establishments open their doors to customers on Sundays and public holidays. At present, these days shopping in Barcelona closed, with very few exceptions.

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