BARCELONA, 3rd World city in the icca 2016 Ranking
Barcelona is well known internationally for being a prosperous city and one of the most coveted in business, investment and tourism.
The perfect position of Barcelona as a destination for meetings is increasingly evident and that is why recently the city has ranked as 3rd world city in the prestigious ICCA ranking, which establishes the countries and cities of the world that organize more congresses and international meetings in tourism MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) with a total of 180 events during the year 2015. Behind Berlin (195) and Paris (186).
But why Barcelona?
What is the ICCA Ranking?
First let’s talk a bit about the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) ranking. It is “the main global association of meeting tourism or mice and is specifically focused on the associative segment”.
An association of the most important in the world in meeting tourism. It has more than 1,000 associate members from 90 countries around the world. ICCA estimates that there are no more than 24,000 meetings of international associations.
But, why Barcelona?
Barcelona has something special, something that captivates internationally, both for investors and companies, tourists and event organizers. But what?
1. Barcelona is a Mediterranean city with a lot of history
The climate, the gastronomy, but above all by its character. Touring its streets is a continuous discovery of over 2000 years of history. From Roman ruins to Gothic architectural gems passing modernist routes that make the city a real journey in time.
In addition to the five kilometers of beach that delimit the city.
2. Creative and with a lot of art
Barcelona is a vanguard city. Hundreds of historical figures such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gaudí, Tàpies … had eyes for the city and was his headquarters for his creative career. All of them are reflected in buildings, exhibitions, design and art that are giving place to every step that gives.
3. Perfect location
Barcelona is a city connected internationally by land, sea and air.
The city has excellent aerial communications with the great majority of Spanish and European cities, as well as important intercontinental routes.
In addition to its port, one of the most important European level with great reception of tourist cruises.
4. Perfectly prepared for large events
A wide range of possibilities, with unbeatable facilities to host large congresses or festivals. And all this with a large and modern hotel offer.
5. Barcelona, sustainable city
Winner of the Biosphere certificate and turned into a Smart City.
Barcelona is very aware of the protection of the environment and resources. And that’s why it has become the first city in the world to obtain the Biosphere certificate or, what is the same, the guarantee that Barcelona manages the tourism activity in a responsible and sustainable way.
6. A cosmopolitan city that never sleeps.
Barcelona always has something to offer you. Whenever you visit it you will find congresses, fairs, festivals, nightlife with an extensive offer …
In addition to living in it more than 150 nationalities in perfect harmony that make a city full of different languages and cultures.
For all this, Barcelona is quoted among the best cities in the world to live. Investors in the real estate are clear and set eyes on the city.
From Font Real Estate, we offer investors a wide range of luxury properties throughout the Catalan territory. High standing for who wants to invest in the most exclusive properties of the area.
From chalets, duplex penthouses in the center of the city of Barcelona to mansions in seafront in the Costa Brava and Maresme with privileged views.
Don’t hesitate to contact our consultants for more information.