Case Study Barcelona: The Effects of the Tourist Economy on a City.

This entry is originally from article is from NPR’s For Barcelona, Tourism Boom Comes At High Cost on March 1, 2017, heard on  All Things Considered.

Insert: “Tourism revenue is not shared as equitably as many locals would like. As old rent controls expire, restaurant and hotel chains have gobbled up mom-and-pop, family-run businesses. With more than 30 million annual tourists in a city of 1.6 million residents, there may be more tourist rentals in Barcelona than year-long leases for full-time residents, says Janet Sanz, the deputy mayor in charge of urban planning.”


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