Catalan city of Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. This port
city which is situated on the Mediterranean coast is the capital of the autonomous
community of Catalonia and a destination which is visited by scores of business
and leisure travelers every year.
Barcelona is the seat of the Catalan government (the Generalitat de Catalunya) and
is in an important center for business and commerce in Spain which is home to various
diverse industries like finance, media, international trade and entertainment and
the arts.Accordingly, Barcelona hosts the headquarters of various Spanish companies
like the automobile giant Seat SA, the banking major Banco de Sabadell S.A., the
Spanish confectionary company Chupa Chups S.A.U., the low cost Spanish carrier Vueling
Airlines S.A. and the textile manufacturing company, Dogi International Fabrics
S.A.. Apart from these Spanish companies several multinational companies like Citibank,
Sietel Limited, Aligen Independent Laboratories, Deloitte and Hewlett Packard all
have a presence in Barcelona which once was a renowned center for textile manufacturing.
Today apart from textile manufacturing companies, the city also hosts companies
that are involved in manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, publishing and
printing, automobile manufacturing, telecommunications, logistics and information
Barcelona’s port also occupies
a prominent position in its economy. This port which dates back to nearly two thousand
years is today Europe’s ninth largest port in terms of container traffic.
The port of Barcelona which is currently being enhanced and expanded is made up
of three main zones namely Port Vell or the old port, the commercial port and the
Barcelona Free Port.
Barcelona which was the host city of the 1992 Summer Olympics is also renowned for
its many world famous landmarks many of which are associated with the renowned Catalan
architect Antonio Gaudi who was an exponent of the Art Nouveau style of architecture.
Visitors who come to Barcelona on business almost always combine their trips with
a tour of the city’s most famous Gaudi sights like the Park Güell which has
several sculptures designed by Gaudi, the Palau Güell which is a mansion which was
built by Gaudi for Eusebi Güell that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in
1984 and the unfinished cathedral of the Sagrada Família. Aside from these main
attractions, visitors to Barcelona also make it a point to visit Barcelona’s
famous Las Ramblas or its beautiful pedestrianised boulevard that stretches from
the heart of the city to the sea, the city’s old town, or Ciutat Vella and
its medieval Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) which is home to the cathedral Plaça del
Pi, art galleries and many cafes. The city’s many museums like the Fundació
Joan Miró, the Picasso Museum and Fundació Antoni Tàpies all which house the magnificent
collections of these world-renowned artists also figure high on a visitor’s
must-see attractions in Barcelona list.
wide array of attractions which are located in Barcelona have also rendered it as
a favored spot for corporate meetings and conferences and the city is accordingly
equipped with many conference and meeting venues like the like the Barcelona Convention
Center, the Palau de Sant Jordin in Montjuïc, the Catalonia Convention Center and
the World Trade Center which is located in the coastal area of the city.
Barcelona’s primary trade fair company is the Fira De Barcelona which was
founded nearly a hundred years ago and which today is recognized as one of Europe’s
top trade fair companies as it has organized more than 80 trade shows most of which
are related to the industrial sector. To accommodate its many business visitors,
Barcelona is also equipped with more than two hundred business hotels which can
cater to almost every kind of travel budget. Some of the popular business hotels
in Barcelona include properties like H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel, the Hotel Barcelona
Princess, an avant-garde hotel located in the center of Barcelona, the Hotel Derby
Barcelona, a stylish property located near the Diagnol district and the U232 Hotel
which is a business hotel located near the Paseo de Gracia.
port city of Barcelona is served by Spain’s second largest airport, the Barcelona
International Airport (El Prat de Llobregat Airport) which is located at a distance
6.2 miles to the south west of the city and which welcomes a whole host of domestic
and international carriers. It is estimated that Barcelona International airport
receives nearly 30, million passengers annually. The city also has a well developed
and comprehensive public transport system which is made up of a metro system, a
bus network, tram networks and several funiculars and aerial cable cars. Further
Barcelona is also a major hub for the RENE which is the Spanish state railway network
and it is home to the Barcelona-Sants station which hosts a wide array of intercity
rail connections. All these various transport facilities make traveling within and
around Barcelona an absolute breeze for the time pressed, busy business traveler.
to Barcelona from most US cities involves a long haul flight which generally extends
over eight hours and which may or may not involve an additional stop. If you need
to travel to Barcelona on business, then the only way that you can hope to arrive
at your destination in meeting ready shape after such a long flight is to travel
in the business class cabin of your preferred carrier. However business class tickets to city of Antonio Gaudi tend to
cost in excess of $3000, though you can easily economize on these hefty travel costs
by partnering with a business class ticket specialist, like the New York City based
travel management company Fare Buzz.
Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class flights. Through its contracts
with over sixty domestic and international airlines Fare Buzz is able to procure
cheap business class air fares to nearly every global destination.
Fare Buzz’s satisfied and growing client base claims that you can actually
expect to have savings of nearly 70% when you book your company’s business class travel through Fare Buzz ahead of regular
channels. It also is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come
with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets
like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the customer service team at
Fare Buzz which is available and accessible seven days of the week is made up of
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