Tuesday, 24 February 2009

GSM 2009 -The mobile telephony congress only reached a 85 % occupation rate of the tourist apartments of Barcelona against 100 % the previous years.

The fourth edition of the " Mobile World Congress " which took place last week in Barcelona only reached a 85 % occupation rate of the apartments of Barcelona against almost 100 % for the previous years as well as the number of visitors which decreased from 55000 to 5000.

Furthermore, to fight the current economic crisis and to assure a maximum occupation rate during the event, the high season rate generally applied during the GSM have been lowered to medium season rate, and the accomodation prices decreased from 60Euros to 50Euros per person and per night.

This decline of profitability is not only due to the fall in demand but also because the competicion is more important due to the fact that the last few years, the number of "holiday apartments" increased considerably in Barcelona.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Barcelona Carnaval!!

The Carnaval of Barcelona is a traditional event, which is certainly worth a visit. It takes place every year in February all over Barcelona city.

When is the Barcelona Carnaval?
The Barcelona Carnaval will be on from 19/02/2009 to 25/02/2009

What is on during the carnaval?
The week of festivities starts off with "Jueves Ladero" (Fat Thursday) with a tortilla eating match.
Saturday is the biggest day of Carnaval in Barcelona. First the “pimiento de oro” (golden pepper) will be awarded to the best entertainer in Barcelona. Later on the day the world famous "Gran Rua de Carnaval" will take place near the seaside of Barcelona

You can find nmore information about the event on the Carnaval Website :

And if you don't want to miss the Barcelona Carnaval and you need accomodation you can contact www.top-barcelona-apartments.com and they will be pleased to help you with your research!