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An account is given of the possibilities of increasing urban tourism in Catalonia. Strategies for increasing visitor numbers, improving and increasing tourist attractions, prolonging the tourist season and encouraging physical, economic and social regeneration in historic cities and towns are...

Author(s)
André, M.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2003, 6, 12, pp 11-17
Abstract

Information is presented on development of rural tourism in Catalonia, Spain, as a factor contributing to socio-economic development in rural areas. Data are tabulated on rural tourism development in autonomous regions of Spain during 1990-2002. Data are tabulated on tourist accommodation...

Author(s)
Tudel, G. F.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2003, 7, 13, pp 17-24
Abstract

From January to August 2002, 16.9 million foreigners, of which 60% were tourists, visited Catalonia, representing an increase of 14% over the previous year. Of the tourists, 27% were French, 16% Belgian or Dutch, 15% British, 13% German and 6% Italian. The preferred holiday destinations were the...

Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2002, 6, 11, pp 45-60
Abstract

An account is given of the scope for religious tourism of the monastery of Montserrat 40 km from Barcelona, the sanctuary at Nuria in the Freser Valley and the Cistercian monastery route (which includes the monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus). Details are given of the tourist facilities...

Author(s)
Calaf, L. S.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2003, 6, 12, pp 18-23
Abstract

An illustrated account is given of the life and work of the famous Catalan artist and architect Antoni Gaudi, who died in 1929. He designed a large number of buildings in Barcelona, including La Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, as well as the unique Park Güell, all...

Author(s)
Usón, C. L.; Sellarés, M. A.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2002, 6, 10, pp 11-20
Abstract

The factors which contribute to British holidaymakers deciding to visit Catalonia, Spain are described. These factors include: its beaches, Port Aventura theme park and the attractions found in Barcelona and Montserrat. It is argued that understanding this market niche is important because it is...

Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya, 1999, No. 5, pp 4-10
Abstract

An account is given of the possibilities of developing tourism in non-coastal areas in Tarragona. It is suggested that there is ample scope for development, in particular in the Prades mountains and other mountainous areas at Monsant, Llevant, Pandols and Cavalls, which could be developed for...

Author(s)
Calabuig, J.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2004, 8, 14, pp 18-23
Abstract

The importance of conserving natural and cultural resources, both as a way of preserving Catalan culture and as a way of ensuring long term tourist growth, is described. It is noted that often the problem of environmental quality is determined by economic activities other than tourism. As such, it...

Author(s)
Calabuig i Tomàs, J.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya, 1997, No. 1, pp 10-15
Abstract

Sitges is located on the coast of Catalonia around 45 km south of Barcelona and has been an important tourist destination since the beginning of the 20th century. Analysis of interviews with 200 tourists visiting Sitges in 2003 revealed that visitors were attracted by cultural pursuits (including...

Author(s)
Melero, E. M.
Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2004, 8, 14, pp 4-10
Abstract

In 2001, the number of tourists visiting Cataluña was 32 176 000, of which 40% were foreigners, 15% Spanish and 45% Catalans, and the number of overnight stays was 199 188 000, of which 58, 14 and 28% respectively were by foreigners, Spaniards and Catalans. These figures represented an increase of...

Publisher
Turisme de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Citation
Estudis de Turisme de Catalunya , 2002, 6, 10, pp 39-49

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