For the celebration of the International Day of Tourism in Barcelona at the National Theatre of the Liceu on the famous Las Ramblas and the presentation will be dedicated to such an important industry for the country. The planned events will be participated by many important tourism companies, public authorities and public figures.
Adviser of the Government of Catalonia for employment, Felip Puig, opened the festivities with his performance in Barcelona in honor of the International Day of Tourism. The official noted that the priority for Catalonia in general and Barcelona in particular, is the quality tourism, attracting foreign tourists with high purchasing power. In this regard, according to a public servant, works mainly r his Department and the Government of Catalonia.
The main responsible for the development of the tourism industry in Catalonia also noted that such a thing as a «low-cost» in Catalonia has a limited future , primarily because of the main focus on high quality and high level of service. Thus, tourists are traveling to Catalonia with high demands and ready to pay for a great vacation on the Mediterranean coast of the Spanish autonomy.
This policy was successfully carried out by public authorities for many years, and now is the time to strengthen them. “The tourism sector of Catalonia has made great efforts in this direction, which bring success” – said in a speech Felip Puig. Tourism statistics confirm the words of councilor. For example, the number of foreign tourists visiting Catalonia in August of 2013 increased by 6.6%, reaching 12.039 million. At the same time, travel expenses for the period jumped 10 % to 9,700 million euros.
Another proof of the successful bid, which makes the Catalonia on quality and expensive tourism, are the main data bank of Caixabank, which indicate an increase in the costs of Catalonia produced by foreign visitors, tourists, and the total cost of credit cards increased by 14 % in 2013.
“We are growing and improving, especially in quality and income” – a conclusion expressed by Felip Puig, who also assured that the Government of Catalonia will continue to act successfully in this direction.