The union of commercial shopping centers has incorporated five new partners this year: Plaça Reial, Fem Raval, L’Illa, Diagonal Barcelona and Glòries.
Barcelona, September 28, 2017.- The entity Barcelona Oberta was born in 2014 to collaborate to promote the city internationally and position Barcelona as a world-class shopping city, looking for the balance between the axes Tourist commercials and the axes of proximity of urban plots throughout the city.
In just three years, Barcelona Oberta has managed to have good representation before the administrations, publicly speaking and openly to the interests of its associates in the different issues related to commerce and local tourism, defending the needs of people and the company, promoting employment and exploring new forms of public-private management in the territory. Sample of this is the pilot IDB pilot that the entity has driven to the Born of Barcelona.
The entity wants to guarantee the quality and professionalization of the commercial and tourist sector, which is why its challenge is to achieve the public-private management of shopping tourism in the city of Barcelona, looking for cohesion between the different trade organizations and in harmony with Neighborhoods, neighbors and cultural heritage of the city.
The 16 commercial and tourist axes joining Barcelona Oberta add up to around 50,000 workers, 160km of commercial and tourist continuous façade, more than 7,000 commercial establishments in total and an aggregate turnover of 34,500 million euros. The commercial areas of Barcelona Oberta have an index of exploitation of the commercial fabric (IATC) of 90%.
About Barcelona Open
Barcelona Oberta is the union of the commercial axes that share a vision of the economic and social role of the commerce of proximity of the city center and represents shopping tourism. It is composed by: