Collboni said the “debate on tourism in Barcelona has been rebalanced” following the pandemic.
The deputy mayor added that “everyone has seen the consequences of zero tourism and the harsh impact it has had on the city, with some districts suffering more than 50 percent unemployment.”
The city’s mayor, Ada Colau, said: “In 2024, our forecast is that with the municipal section of the tax, another part is received by the Generalitat, the city can enter 100 million euros (£88million) per year in the municipal budget as a result of tourist activity.”
Barcelona intends to spend the money on city improvements such as new escalators and elevators.
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