Barcelona

Tourism is one of the most important activities in Barcelona and represents a priority for the city, both for the contribution it represents to the economy of the city and for the various effects it generates in urban dynamics.

Barcelona has grown as an international tourist destination since the 1992 Olympic Games, with tourism being a key factor in the successive transformations of the city. In recent years, tourism activity has multiplied its presence in the city, which has motivated a citizen debate on the sustainability of tourism development. In recent years the city has deployed measures to integrate urban tourism management, incorporate voice of the community in the deliberation on tourism, firmly fight against illegal practices in areas such as holiday rentals, support economic activity linked to responsible tourism, and improve management in spaces with greater tourist pressure, among other aspects.

Barcelona was the first urban destination to obtain the Biosphere certification for its commitment to sustainability in the tourism sector.

Certificate:

Certificate number: BWCD 001/2011 RTI

Companies committed to Barcelona

AVANT GRUP - Sustainable Mobility Solutions

Terra BikeTours

Te lo sirvo verde

Pax# Genuine Tourism Advisors

EXPLORINS PMW SL

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

Ayre Hotel Rosellón

MACBA

Factor 3 Events

yök Casa + Cultura

SERVICIOS DE ALQUILER INCLUSIVO

OZZ BARCELONA

Twentytú Hi Tech Hostel

CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA

L'Aquàrium de Barcelona

AC HOTEL DIAGONAL L´ILLA

AC HOTEL IRLA

AETHNIC

INOUT HOSTEL

Cap a mar

Segundo Mundo RSCC

Barcelona Green Bites

Novotel Barcelona City

BPiC-Best Places in Catalonia

Fira Barcelona

BARCELONA ZERO LIMITS

Centre Comercial Glòries

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Permacultura ATTA, Alimenta También Tu Alma

Viatges Temps d'Oci

BARCELONA SPECIAL TRAVELER

CCIB - Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - Trofeo Conde de Godó

Artemis Gymkhanas

Hotel Barcelona Catedral

Eco Hostal Grau

Feel by Doing

El Jardí Secret

Ocio Vital / Food Wine Tours

Centre Europeu de Barcelona

El Tianguis

THIS IS MED

Another Konzept

Hotel Arc La Rambla

B de Barcelona

Casa Batlló

ESCOLA PORT

Open Print

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Anèl·lides, serveis ambientals marins

Espai Micra

Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa

Oceanogami

InterContinental Barcelona

ART I SA BARCELONA

Grupo RIC

Amics de La Rambla

CREA Group | Event Management Services

GATNAU BARCELONA

MUSEU NACIONAL D'ART DE CATALUNYA

ELS "POLLOS" DE LLULL

Chocofiro

GASTRONOMIC SOUVENIRS

SPANISH HERITAGE

Explore Catalunya

HOTEL 1898

MOKA RESTAURANT

Fundació Joan Miró

Hotel Le Meridien Barcelona

SONDEVELA

BORNISIMO

Bodegues Sumarroca

LA CAVA UNIVERSAL

Hotel Ohla Barcelona

Hotel Ohla Eixample

HOTEL BARCELONA UNIVERSAL

U232 HOTEL

HOTEL JAZZ

B HOTEL

HOTEL SOHO BARCELONA

HOTEL GRANVIA

HOTEL EUROPARK

HOTEL PARAL·LEL

MIDTOWN APARTMENTS

THE CORNER HOTEL

HOTEL REC BARCELONA

EL PETIT FIRO

FIROTAST

AB GRUPO DE AZAFATAS

Restaurant La Font de Prades

Albadalejo AV Solutions

BICIS EN RUTA / BIKING THROUGH SPAIN

Park Güell

VIATGES TUAREG

HOTEL BEST FRONT MARITIM

TRANSGLOBAL

Casa Vicens Gaudí

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Tarannà Viatges amb Sentit

TRAVEL ADVISORS GUILD

GUIDING-NETGUIDES

VANWOOW

bnetwork

AC Hotel Barcelona Forum

Departament de Turisme (IQS School of Management)

GALLERY HOTEL

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

HappyAgua (by Grupagua)

Anella Olímpica

Toni Pons Ferran

Jam Hostel Barcelona

UNIT ELEMENTS

Hotels &Human Group

Barcelona4Seasons

Cloud5 Barcelona

Babyboo

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Palau de la Música Catalana

Merca Stay

Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport JA Samaranch de Barcelona

Barcelona Segway Tour

Apartments Barcelona YouStylish

Kiribatis

REIAL CLUB NÀUTIC DE BARCELONA

Adding Marketing & Sales for Hotels

C.C Arenas de Barcelona

BARDET

AUTOCARES CANALS

AUTOCARES CONGOSTO

Hotel Barcelona 1882

TONI PONS ARGENTERIA

ANTONI PONS BOTERS

SEVENTY BARCELONA

POBLE ESPANYOL DE MONTJUÏC

ONA Tailored Travel Experiences

El Quinto

Alexandra Barcelona hotel a Curio collection by Hilton

Passport AR Tours

Hotel Casa Fuster

ABILE CORPORATE EVENTS

BARCELONA NAVAL TOURS

Valtis

Hotel Golden Tulip Barcelona

Gremi d'Hotels de Barcelona

Autocares Izaro

HILTON BARCELONA

BlueMagicCat Sailing Trips Barcelona

Grand Hotel Central

Hotel Curious

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts (Passeig de Gràcia)

Hostal Mare Nostrum

MCI Spain

HOTEL PULITZER BARCELONA

d-company

goES Travel

Catedral de Barcelona

V!VE 4all

Hotel Mandarin Oriental

Boat Trip Barcelona

chic&basic lemon

chic&basic Zoo

chic&basic tallers

Barcelona Discovery- Nature & Eco Tours around Catalunya

AB Apartment Barcelona

Barcelona Essence

UNICA BARCELONA TOURS

HOTEL SOHO HOUSE BARCELONA

ANTHESIS LAVOLA

THE FORTYSIX

TRANSPORTS CIUTAT COMTAL, S.A.

TRANSPORTS CIUTAT COMTAL 2, S.L.

Hotel Casa Bonay

Winenium

APARTHOTEL SILVER

HOTEL VIA AUGUSTA

TerraEvents Spain DMC

MOSAICCOS

Gauditours

CASTELL DE RAYMAT

ESHOB Escola Superior d'Hostaleria de Barcelona

HOTEL VINCCI MAE

Drap-Art Festival Internacional d'Art Sostenible de Catalunya

Tunateca Balfego

Bonavista Apartments

Go Local Barcelona

Associació del Passeig de Gràcia

Casa Mathilda

ERA architects

H10 Marina Barcelona

SEE Network

DESTINATION SPAIN

Simaba Group

THE REAL THING

BEST HOUSE BEST PLACE

In Out Barcelona Tours

MERCER HOTEL BARCELONA

B de Barcelona Disseny Sostenible

H10 Itaca

H10 Port Vell

H10 Racó del Pi

H10 Catalunya Plaza

H10 Montcada

H10 Universitat

H10 Urquinaona Plaza

H10 Casanova Barcelona

H10 Casa Mimosa

H10 Metropolitan

H10 Madison

H10 Art Gallery

H10 The One Barcelona

H10 Cubik

Hotel Catalonia Castellnou

Hotel Catalonia La Pedrera

Hotel Catalonia La Maquinista

Hotel Catalonia Gran Via Barcelona

Hotel Catalonia Renaissance Barcelona Fira

Hotel Catalonia Diagonal Centro

Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia

Hotel Catalonia Portal de l'Àngel

Hotel Catalonia Gran Hotel Verdi

Hotel Catalonia Port

Hotel Catalonia Sabadell

Hotel Catalonia Roma

Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet

Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto

Hotel Catalonia Park Güell

Hotel Catalonia Ramblas

Hotel Catalonia Mikado

Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya

Hotel Catalonia Bristol

Hotel Catalonia Born

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505

Hotel Catalonia Atenas

Hotel Catalonia Albéniz

Hotel Catalonia Avinyó

Hotel Catalonia Catedral

Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864

Hotel Catalonia Magdalenes

Hotel Catalonia Square

Tuna Tour

Barcelona Art Of Travel

KT EVENTS

Adhesion to Commitment of the Destination

In order to increase the positive effect of tourism on the 17 UN SDG, the Responsible Tourism Institute creates the "Adhesion to the Commitment of the Destination". This process is the first step towards the sustainability that a tourist entity or company can adopt. Tourism sustainability is a path, let us do it together.

ADHERE TO THE COMMITMENT OF THE DESTINATION Barcelona

About Barcelona

Barcelona has grown as an international tourist destination since the 1992 Olympic Games, with tourism being a key factor in the successive transformations of the city. In recent years, tourism activity has multiplied its presence in the city.
With the objective that citizens and visitors enjoy the city in a balanced and respectful way with the environment, Barcelona promotes a tourism based on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability. For this reason, Barcelona wants to consolidate itself as a sustainable tourism destination, with responsible management and a transversal strategy that guarantees a sustainable development in the future.
Sustainable tourism has become the axis of tourism policy with the aim of building a sustainable tourism offer, where visitors and citizens coexist in a balanced way, minimizing the negative impacts of tourism and strengthening its link with the local economy.
Barcelona in 2011 became the first city in the world to obtain Biosphere certification, which recognizes the city as a destination that manages tourism in a responsible manner, including sustainable, environmental, cultural and socioeconomic management criteria.

A set of measures has been developed in recent years to improve the management of tourism in the city, of which the approval of the Strategic Plan for Tourism 2020, the creation of the Tourism and City Council, and a plan of impact for combat illegal housing

Barcelona is also promoting a new Tourism Marketing Strategy that responds to sustainability objectives and, with the help of the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​extends the territorial scope to the entire destination, beyond the administrative limits of the city, contributing in addition to the deconcentration of tourist pressure.

This effort to incorporate tourism management in a comprehensive way to urban management was recognized in 2018 with the World Tourism Responsible Awards, within the framework of the World Travel Market held in London.

In order to strengthen the work done in the city in favor of sustainable tourism and to promote the incorporation and implementation of sustainable development actions and programs by the entire tourism sector in Barcelona, ​​the Tourism Sustainability Commitment - Barcelona Biosphere, which is a bet to extend to the group of companies and tourist services of the city good practices in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability, with a special focus on the quality of employment generated by the tourism sector, one of the priority challenges to address. (http://turismesostenible.barcelona/en/success-stories/)

In addition, Barcelona has decided to go a step further in its fight against climate change by approving a Climate Plan that prepares the city to comply with the Paris Commitment. It is an ambitious Plan that aims to reduce 45% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 and become a carbon neutral city by 2050.

Sustainability is no longer an option or a brand attribute, it is an unwavering commitment. The quality of the tourist experience goes through ensuring the welfare of people who inhabit the city permanently, ensuring the balance between the tourist city and the other multiple ways of living it.