Destination Barcelona tourism forecast 23/06/2022

23/06/2022 - 10:00h

The Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona updates the Destination Barcelona tourism forecast report.


The Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona updates the Destination Barcelona tourism forecast report as of 23/06/22


Covid-19 restrictions

In Catalonia, the use of facemasks in public transport is mandatory.

In Spain, intercontinental passengers are allowed to enter with a EU Digital COVID certificate or a vaccination, diagnostic or recovery certificate.

Passengers from EU or Schengen countries are accepted without any certificate


Transportation offer

The forecasts show an increase in the number of seats operated worldwide through the next weeks, altough below prepandemic levels. In September, air capacity would reach 93% of recorded supply in the same month of 2019. In Spain, this week, the air capacity has stood at only -4,6% compared to the same week in 2019, while at Barcelona Airport181 routes, 41 of them intercontinental, are currently operating.

During the following week, 19 cruise ships are leaving or making a stopover at Barcelona Port. In July about 88 cruises will operate in the city.


Tourist offer and professional events

By the end of May 2022, 362 hotels and 69,557  bed supplies were open in Barcelona city.

As for the culture offer, 96,6% of the cultural facilities in Barcelona city are open.

There are currently 150 congresses confirmed for the upcoming years92 from July to December 2022. In the meanwhile, about 100 applications are open until 2027.


Tourist demand

Over the last week, Google searches from Spain for Barcelona city increased, while in Destination Barcelona they decreased. Most of the searches for both geographical areas kept coming from Catalonia.

From 08/06/22 to 14/06/22, Destination Barcelona got its best positioning in Spain, Italy, France, and The Netherlands. Destination Barcelona ranked the 8th in searches for accommodation and, the 7th in flights in the ranking of international destinations worldwide.

Finally, from 13/06/22 to 19/06/22, hotel reservations in Barcelona city stood, on average, at 75.7% compared to the series peak, which was in February 2021. These levels were lower than those of the previous week (77.9%). In Barcelona region, bookings stood at 85.9% compared to series peak, which was in March 2022, also lower than those of the previous week, at 88.7%. Concerning their origin, international bookings exceeded domestic ones in Barcelona city (73.5%), while in Barcelona region domestic bookings (55.6%) overcame the internationals. Currently, the bookings level for the rest of the year is above last year, especially for stays during the summer months, and the lead time is 42 days in Barcelona city and 39 days in the Barcelona region.


Destination Barcelona tourism forecast (23/06/22)


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