City Council of Catalonia has announced the decision, according to which new objects for accommodations in the center of Barcelona will not be allowed any more. This approach is aimed to limit growing number of tourists coming to Barcelona.
As of now hotels of the city can accommodate 8.3 mln people per year. Last year 7.5 mln of tourists stayed in the hotels of Barcelona.
Local citizens express their concern and believe that too many tourists are coming to the city.
58% of Barcelona citizens are not happy because of growing number of visitors.
Based on the decision of City Council to limit number of hotels in the center of the city 30 objects will be “frozen”.
Round 75 000 hotels beds are currently for rent in Barcelona. While 100 000 beds are offered for rent in tourists flats. They claim that half of these do not have appropriate license.