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Barcelona tourists increase

May 19th, 2010

The latest figures on tourism in the city:

Depsite the crisis, tourist numbers in Barcelona rose in the first quarter, after a 3-year decline, with a 11.7% rise of visitors over the same period in 2009. Average hotel occupancy rate from January to March of 60%, higher than in the same period in the previous year. Spanish tourists make up 34.7% of the total number of visitors. The number of French, North-American and German tourists also rose, while the number of visitors from Italy and the UK (now 7.3%) fell. The cruisers reported a significant decline in the first quarter of this year, with an 8.55% decrease in the number of passengers over the same period in 2009. El Periodico

Employment and welfare through economic development or an unsustainable model and no respite for us from the hordes of us?

Barcelona fishing industry dying

May 15th, 2009

Excellent article from the Metropolitan on the catastrophic decline of Barcelona’s and Badalona’s once thriving fishing industry as a result of overfishing, effluent plastic and heavy metal pollution.

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“Fifteen years ago, there were 80 fishing boats in the Badalona fleet,” said Ramón Costa. “Five years ago, there were 40. Last year there were 15. Now, the fleet is down to only eight boats. Simply put, there aren’t enough fish left.”

Barcelona container port

April 13th, 2009

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Photo of the container port of Barcelona by Mónica. Taken from Montjuic.

Aerial view of the port from above website.

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