Overview of tourism and the hotel industry in Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia -Spain's wealthiest region with a GNP at 20%-, is one of Europe's leading destinations alongside Paris, London, Berlin and Rome. Nonetheless, recent political changes are affecting the future of tourism in Barcelona, whether they are local – the new mayor, former Indignado, wanted to regulate tourism – or regional, with the victory of the independence party which casts uncertainty over the idea of maintaining Catalonia in the country.