Barcelona Hosting Week

In Barcelona has been presented one more time the biannual fair, Hostelco, an event for equipment, productsand services for the Hospitality sector. A sector over recent years has adapted to the changes by incorporating new business models, opening to new markets and ongoing R&D.

The hotel industry is a key sector in the Spanish economy. In recent years Spain has been gaining importance as an international tourist destination, therefore the revenue generated, for the entry of visitors. This development has made tourism one of the most dynamic and innovative national business network.

In this edition we accompanied two clients, Marcasal and Cotlin. These companies have adapted to a highly competitive industry and professionalized as the Hospitality sector, which respectively provide: textile solutions for interior design professionals, publishers and managers textiles as is Marcasal’s case; and premium solutions carpets such as Cotlin company, which also has its own brand Cotlin Personal, from which customized solutions according to the stylistic and functional needs of each interior design project develop.

In this Hostelco edition has been presented three reference rooms in catering: Hostelco, Gastronomic Forum and Barforum Bcn. It is strongly committed to internationalization, the sum of activities, sectors and new areas to provide an international and cross-platform approach has allowed visitors throughout the value chain of the sector.


Professionals’ sector has been able to find a selection of over 500 companies, 25% of them foreign, from more than 30 countries. The Hospitality Business Event (HBE) has been presented where attendees had the opportunity to learn about new trends and innovations in the hotel industry presented by the main sector’s experts. For the first time, have been discussed innovation in the restoration and related sectors such as the fitness industry and wellness.

Tourism, since it was established as a mass phenomenon, has demonstrated enormous strength to deal with the problems that have arisen: natural disasters, economic crises, wars, terrorism and other challenges in the sector have developed a great capacity for adaptation and growth.

Proof of this are the forecasts by the World Tourism Organization encrypted long-term average annual growth of 3.3% until 2020 and 3.9% for the next 10 years. These percentages are higher than average world economic growth of the last twenty years, according to a recent study presented November 2011 by Márcio Favilla, Executive Manager in charge of External Relations and Competitiveness Partnership, UNWTO.

See you in Hostelco 2016.


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