Barcelona residents protest unchecked growth of mass tourism

BARCELONA, Spain — Around a hundred Barcelona residents gathered on the Spanish city's beach on Saturday to protest the unchecked growth of mass tourism to the popular vacation destination.

The protest was organized by a local residents' group under the theme "Recover the beach for everyone!"

They say the influx of tourists has increased the price of rents and driven a spike in rowdy behavior by party-seeking foreigners.

Tensions have been growing between authorities and radical leftist groups who launched a campaign of vandalism against mass tourism in Barcelona and other parts of Spain.

Spain, a country of 46 million, received 75.3 million tourists in 2016. The number of arriving tourists increased by 12 percent in the first six months of this year.

Tourism accounts for 11 percent of Spain's gross domestic product.

Related News

French mayor bans 'anarchical' Pokemon settlement in village

Aug 16, 2016

A French mayor has denounced the "anarchical settlement" of "Pokemon Go" characters on the "territory" of his eastern village and has ordered the game's creator to remove the virtual creatures

Colombia's Avianca halts Venezuela flights, citing security

Jul 26, 2017

Colombia's flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighboring Venezuela, citing security concerns

Sotheby's sells pink, blue diamond earrings for about $51M

May 17, 2017

Sotheby's sold a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings at a hammer price of about $51 million, but the 14.54-carat flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond that was the auction's highlight fell short of the expected range

Must Read

French mayor bans 'anarchical' Pokemon settlement in village

Aug 16, 2016

A French mayor has denounced the "anarchical settlement" of "Pokemon Go" characters on the "territory" of his eastern village and has ordered the game's creator to remove the virtual creatures

Colombia's Avianca halts Venezuela flights, citing security

Jul 26, 2017

Colombia's flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighboring Venezuela, citing security concerns

Sotheby's sells pink, blue diamond earrings for about $51M

May 17, 2017

Sotheby's sold a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings at a hammer price of about $51 million, but the 14.54-carat flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond that was the auction's highlight fell short of the expected range

About Us

The Life Voyager puts travel news into perspective, bringing you unique and secluded side to popular travel destinations you never know exist.

Contact us: sales@thelifevoyager.com