Fri. Feb 28th, 2020

What does Barcelona lose with the cancellation of Mobile?

The economic impact in Barcelona is close to 500 million with the arrival of more than 110,000 visitors

Hotels to burst whose prices per room multiply two and up to three times. Restaurants that deplete all reservations despite opening schedules to the maximum. Full premises, crowded business centers and the transport guild that makes its August in the middle of February. The Mobile World Congress is a colossus for Barcelona. The largest technology fair in the world moves 500 million scattered in dozens of sectors. Revenues soar even in small businesses, although this is the least favored of them all. Even the hostess agencies duplicate their templates. Many young people have this income to pay part of their studies or for vacations. Congress agencies have already announced that they will reduce revenues by 50%. They arrive in Barcelona for Mobile more than 110,000 people from 200 countries, between visitors and displaced personnel to attend the avalanche of visitors. The organization counts that about 6,000 visitors arrive from China. It is estimated that some are mobilized 14,000 temporary workers. In 2019, Mobile beat a new record of attendees with some 109,000 visitors, from 198 countries, of which 7,900 were executive directors. On the whole, since the first edition held in 2006, Mobile has generated for Barcelona almost 5,000 million euros Y 128.00 jobs.


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