Leonardo Hotels has begun work on a new 204-bedroom four-star hotel in Barcelona, the first to be built in the city after a 2015 moratorium on hospitality construction was lifted.
Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, on December 9th. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each respective country.
The inaugural flight, EY49, departed Abu Dhabi this morning carrying a special delegation including dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.
Etihad Airways has announced the introduction of a new scheduled service linking Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and Barcelona, Spain.
Senior leaders from the aviation industry have signed on for the World Routes 2017 conference programme, including Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group. The annual World Routes forum brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to plan and negotiate future air services.
Thirteen people have been killed and dozens injured after a van hit crowds in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona on Thursday evening. Spanish later killed five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils to stop what they say was another planned vehicle attack.
Sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest have made a rare appearance together in Barcelona. It is the first time the ships have met for the first time in almost four years.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda is taking over responsibility for running all culinary operations at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona in her new role as gastronomic consultant. BistrEau restaurant, which had been successfully led by chef Ángel León for the past three years, will return to Barcelona’s vibrant food scene under its original name, Blanc, in May 2017.
Barcelona has outlawed new city centre hotels as part of a plan to curb excessive tourism. New tourist apartments are also to be prohibited as the city seeks to reduce visitor numbers to what has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
The tourist boards of Barcelona, Barcelona Province and Catalunya have joined forces to unveil ‘Greater Barcelona’ – a brand new tourism proposition which promotes a Barcelona that is both the city and beyond. ‘Greater Barcelona’ has been designed to showcase that Barcelona is much more than the well-known Gaudi streets and urban boardwalks of the Catalan capital.