30 Jan 2019


Barcelona, has a long trading tradition and extensive experience in organizing great events. It is a dynamic, welcoming city and one of the major economic and business centres of Mediterranean Europe, actively engaged in the European community market and Latin America. Around 4.5 million inhabitants live in its metropolitan area.
Thanks to both its privileged position on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and its economic, social and cultural dynamism, Barcelona’s influence extends over a wide area in southern Europe.

The Catalan capital has turned innovation, technological development, design and top quality service into basic elements of its identity.

Barcelona is a modern cosmopolitan city, which has managed to preserve an important cultural, architectural and monumental historic legacy.

Barcelona has a modern hotel infrastructure and boasts first rate shops and leisure, cultural and tourist attractions. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm summers. The city has over four kilometres of beach and is very close to the Costa Bravaand the ski resorts of the Pyrenees. All this allows the Ciudad Condal to be a first class destination when it comes to hosting large events or fairs such as the new edition of the Mobile Telephony Congress – MWC or the CISCO Systems or Stryker Conventions that generate a remarkable economic activity both in Barcelona city as in its surroundings thanks to the business tourism or destination cruise segment. Another section, also attractive, that should be taken into account are the proposals of Gastronomy in Catalonia.

Discretionary transport companies, specializing in tourist services and large events such as Avant Grup, make the stay in the city welcoming and the visitor enjoys an unbeatable experience in the coach transport service with different capacities in Barcelona. The company has the Environmental Quality Certificate in Transportation granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya Government that allows it to contribute to the respect of the Environment in the management of the mobility of all tourism and business activities.

Tourism activity in Barcelona

Business tourism continues to set its sights on Barcelona. These first weeks of the year include different Congresses, Events and Conventions that are held in different venues such as Fira Barcelona in Hospitalet de Llobregat or the International Convention Center of Barcelona – CCIB. In each of them, the presence of delegates and assistants from different international countries, especially from Europe and North America, has been notable.

Events such as the Mobile World Congress or the SAP FKOM Convention manage to position Barcelona as a European capital for business tourism. In fact, the Catalan capital is, today, the second city in the world that receives more business tourists.