“Bye Bye Barcelona” #masstourism #globalization

Bye Bye Barcelona is a documentary about a city and it’s relationship with tourism, about the difficult coexistence between Barcelona and it’s people with tourism and tourists. It is a documentary that exposes through the thoughts of some of it’s residents, the grave effects that mass tourism has in the city. You can watch this documentary from beginning to end, or you can watch it through it’s chapters and at your own rhythm. It’s sole purpose is to serve as counterweight to the much repeated idea that tourism is a win-win business. This documentary is about what we lose because of it.

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Social impact of mass tourism in Barcelona

“Welcome tourists, the rent of holiday apartments in this neighbourhood destroys the local socio-cultural fabric and promotes speculation. Many local residents are forced to move out. Enjoy your stay”

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Turismo a escala humana

Las rejas, los letreros o los buzones también tienen gran interés turístico…El patrimonio urbano pequeño contribuye más que el monumental a la riqueza de las calles. Y su conservación habla de civilización. “La presencia de tiempos diferentes en la ciudad da un significado más profundo y rico al espacio urbano”…no se trata de atraer al turismo con gestos monumentales sino de intentar que vuelva. Una ciudad construida a capas es como un buen libro, o una buena película: permite relecturas, se deja ver de nuevo.

Fuente: http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2014/02/07/actualidad/1391805300_524621.html