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John Hoffman, GSMA CEO, presenting in Barcelona the 2012 Mobile World Congress (by J. Pueyo)

26 January 2012 11:54 PM

Final countdown to the world’s main mobile phone and technology congress

This year's edition Mobile World Congress will be the first after Barcelona was officially declared the Mobile World Capital, and the organising city of this annual event until at least 2018. The MWC will start on February 27th with the motto...
Exports from Barcelona's Port increased by 14% in 2011 (by ACN)

26 January 2012 02:33 PM

Barcelona Port increases container traffic by 4% and the number of passengers by 11% in 2011

Exports from the Catalan capital’s port have increased by 14% when compared to 2010. Car exports grew by 25%. 3.8 million people passed through Barcelona Port; 2.6 million were passengers of the 881 cruise ships that docked in the city harbour.
Emirates to link Barcelona and Dubai with a daily flight (by Thomas Peter / Reuters)

26 January 2012 02:18 PM

Barcelona Airport to be connected daily with Dubai

Emirates have announced they will link Barcelona with Dubai with a daily flight commencing in July. Furthermore, Spanair have announced connections with Beirut and Moscow, as well as more flights with Germany, France, Croatia and Serbia.
Desigual's CEO Manel Adell presenting the new collection designed in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil (by E. Romagosa)

23 January 2012 11:31 PM

Catalan clothing brand Desigual ends 2011 with a €560 million turnover

The company plans to open 60 new stores around the world in 2012, and build a new logistics centre in the town of Viladecans, located south of Barcelona. This year, the Catalan brand plans to launch a household linen collection and collaborate...
An image from Barcelona El Prat's Terminal 2B (by R. Pagano)

23 January 2012 11:10 PM

The privatisation of Barcelona El Prat and Madrid Barajas airports halted by the new Spanish Government

The participation of the Catalan business community and local governments in the management of Barcelona’s Airport has been halted. This has been a long-term claim by many in Catalonia, as they believe that the centralised management of the...
Prices increase by 0.2% in December in Catalonia (by ACN)

20 January 2012 10:38 PM

Prices in Catalonia rose by 2.5% in 2011

The 2011 price increase is 0.5 percentage points below the 3% inflation rate of 2010 thanks to a drop in the price of fuel and oil and the leveling off of tobacco prices. Inflation in December 2011 was 0.2 points higher compared to December 2010.
Catalonia's stand in the tourism fair FITUR (by M. Alcolea)

20 January 2012 12:17 AM

Catalonia had 23.5 million tourists in 2011

Foreign tourists generated a record amount of revenue last year. The number of visitors also grew by 5.7% in 2011, according to the Catalan Government. Furthermore, Catalonia’s stand at Europe’s most important tourist fair, FITUR, has been...
Isidre Fainé, President of 'La Caixa', participated in the presentation (by J. R. Torné)

18 January 2012 10:55 PM

Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce “reinvents” itself and “leads the transformation” of these institutions in Spain

The President of Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce hopes others will join them by adopting a model that combines both public and private cooperation to offer companies new services such as a fund of €2 billion for loans or access to a world...
Vueling's President, Josep Piqué (left), and the airline's CEO, Alex Cruz (by E. Romagosa)

12 January 2012 11:27 PM

Vueling to fly to 23 new destinations from Barcelona Airport after increasing passenger numbers by 11.6% in 2011

The Catalan airline will invest €325 million in increasing the number of destinations and frequency of its flights from Barcelona El Prat Airport. Vueling will base 28 planes at Barcelona, after having bought 5 new aircraft. These initiatives...
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