Barcelona is the fourth European city with the most tourists after London, Paris and Rome

17.04.2013

Source: Catalan News Agency

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A study by the Barcelona Tourism board presented on Thursday emphasised that the number of tourists in Barcelona hotels grew by 0.7% in 2012 compared to the previous year. In total, Barcelona hosted 7.44 million tourists in the city’s hotels. The study also revealed that the significant increase in foreign tourists compensated for the 6.8% drop in Spanish visitors. The number of tourists from Russia and Eastern Europe increased by 32%, those from the United Kingdom grew by 12% and those from the United States grew by 4.7%. Spanish visitors continue to be the largest group of guests to Barcelona hotels, with 1.62 million people. At the presentation of the study, the President of Barcelona’s Tourism Board, Joan Gaspart, emphasised that Barcelona is the fourth European city with the most tourists after London, Paris and Rome. (read more)