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Man takes a taxi after attending the Mobile World Congress (by Mar Vila)

10 October 2019 11:51 AM

Freeing up Barcelona’s taxi sector could have €90m impact, says Free Now study

Report by Europe's largest e-hailing company suggests more flexibility would also have positive environmental impact

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce president says there are not yet enough indicators to say there's a crisis

04 October 2019 11:51 AM

New US tariff could have €26m impact on Catalan food and drink exports

Government to meet next week to study 25% levy on American sales of products such as cheese, olive oil and wine

Jordi Mestre, president of the Barcelona Hotel Association, on October 3, 2019 (by Aina Martí)

03 October 2019 06:01 PM

Barcelona Hotel Association threatens to sue over proposed tourist tax increase

Move comes after council decides to ask Parliament to charge visitors up to €4 per day
The town has doubled its income in the space of a year (by Ajuntament d'Avinyonet del Penedès)

03 October 2019 02:51 PM

The curious case of Avinyonet de Penedès, now the richest town in Catalonia

A single person is believed to be behind average income doubling in a year for this wine-growing town in 2017

Former power plant to get a new lease of life

02 October 2019 06:56 PM

Plan to turn former power plant into first waste-to-energy facility in Catalonia

Project to invest €130m in updating plant in Central Catalonia envisages using industrial waste to generate power for 76,000 families

Neilson flights operated by Thomas Cook at Lleida's Alguaire airport transported British skiers to the Pyrenees (by Aeroports de Catalunya)

02 October 2019 01:49 PM

Neilson likely to leave Lleida’s airport this winter following Thomas Cook’s collapse

Thomas Cook operated 60% of Neilson’s flights to Lleida, a popular destination for British skiers en route to Pyrenean slopes

Two young people working as waiters in a hotel in Cellers, northern Catalonia (by Marta Lluvich)

02 October 2019 11:18 AM

Unemployment sees second-best September in 12 years

The total number of people out of work is down over 7,000 from this time last year

Tourists enjoy a Sunday in the streets of Barcelona (Santiago, S)

30 September 2019 05:46 PM

Barcelona agrees to raise tourist tax up to €4

Visitors could be charged more to spend the night in the city if parliament makes the necessary changes to legislation
Free Now General Director for Spain, Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago, CTO Jan Ramm, and the company's General Director for Europe, Àlex Balsells (by Lluís Sibils)

26 September 2019 04:29 PM

Free Now to invest €30m in new Barcelona innovation center

Directors of the ride hailing company say more than half of taxi drivers are willing to incorporate more flexibility in their work
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