BARCELONA.- Sustainable Tourist Destination and meeting destination.
26 Apr 2016

BARCELONA.- Sustainable Tourist Destination and meeting destination.

BARCELONA Tourist Destination

Barcelona has been listed on the new Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), the first sustainability ranking for MICE destinations around the world. The city is taking part through Turisme de Barcelona and its Barcelona Sustainable Tourism and Barcelona Convention Bureau programmer.
The aim of the GDS-Index is to promote the sustainable growth of international MICE destinations, highlighting the best practices of responsible business tourism. The new ranking will assess sustainability in the participating cities from four perspectives: the cities’ environmental strategy and infrastructures; their social sustainability; restaurant, hospitability and convention centre services; and initiatives and strategies deployed by their convention bureaus.
The GDS-Index is an initiative launched by Scandinavian partner cities of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Swiss consulting firm MCI.

Avant Grup, is always aware of environmental needs and climate change, backed by European legislation it provides in their buses with the Euro VI engines, a new generation for buses with zero CO2 emissions.


Transport service for Congress in Barcelona

Congresses and professional meetings attract 590,000 delegates

According to data released during the Annual General Meeting of Turisme de Barcelona’s Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB), the congresses, seminars, courses, conventions and incentive meetings held in the city were attended by a total of 589,818 delegates. The delegates stayed in Barcelona for an average of 3.78 days


Panoramic view of Barcelona


The French top the list of foreign visitors in April

April is traditionally one of the months when the French language can most be heard on the streets of Barcelona. This is because during this month the French top the list of international visitors to the city. The second biggest foreign market in April is the UK, followed by the USA.

According to 2015 data for tourists staying at hotels, the French also topped the list of foreign visitors to Barcelona in January, February, August and December.
Visitors from the UK take over as the largest group in the months of March and November, whilst US tourists (who led the overall ranking for 2015) headed the list in May, June, July, September and October.

Avant Grup is putting its trust in the effort, with these new Euro VI engines, but also constancy and perseverance; we guarantee to all our travelers live a unique and sustainable experience aboard our coaches, protecting the culture of our country and reducing the impact of our vehicles on the environment, with one of the most modern fleets of coaches in Barcelona for the tourist services.


Fuente.- Turisme de Barcelona –


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