– Barcelona’s Festa Major to draw high tourist numbers in August

The Feast of the Assumption, one of Barcelona’s main religious festivals, is expected to give a strong boost to local hotel bookings during August.

Online PR News – 11-July-2010 – – The hospitality sector in Barcelona is gearing up for a substantial increase in visitor numbers during the week long fiesta associated with the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption held in the Gracia district of the city. Barcelona’s fiestas are a big tourist draw, and high numbers of visitors are expected from 15 through 21 August.

The festival is traditionally Spanish, with live music, Spanish dances, street entertainers theatre events, processions and parades, parties, glorious street decoration and people dining, drinking and generally making noise. Between the festival dates all regular businesses close down so that their owners and employees can enjoy the fiesta.

August is the favourite holiday month for travellers from northern Europe, with Spain an ever popular destination for its beaches and its cultural events. With hotel rooms around the city already at a premium, booking well ahead at is recommended for visitors who require rooms in the Gracia district at the heart of the fiesta.

Barcelona is an important trade and business centre as well as a magnet for tourists, with many mid and high range hotels heavily booked as a result. Cheap Barcelona hotels need to be booked well in advance, according to The online company’s marketing head, Lek Boonlert, comments, “Hotel rooms in popular areas of the city are often fully booked, and we recommend making arrangements as early as possible.”

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