Barcelona’s tourism trade going ‘unpunished’ amid drought, activists say | EUROtoday

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As the Spanish area of Catalonia battles its worst drought on file, activists are starting to query Barcelona’s mass tourism mannequin. Should Spain’s most visited metropolis be allowed to welcome much more vacationers this summer time amid a state of emergency? The Down to Earth workforce takes a better look.

As of February 1, almost 6 million individuals in Barcelona and its surrounding areas have been affected by water restrictions. Businesses have been ordered to chop water consumption by 25 %, with the determine rising to a whopping 80 % for farmers. Residents have additionally been requested to remain inside a restrict of 200 litres per day.

With the complete inhabitants going through restrictions, activists say the area’s tourism trade is just not doing its half. So far, accommodations have been exempt from most restrictions. A ban on refilling swimming swimming pools has come into impact, however many have already been stuffed up since final summer time.