With todays announcement that Barcelona will pass new laws preventing hotels from housing tourists in a bid to cut down on the number of tourists visiting the City and other measures which will limit the number of places to stay there, can anybody suggest a City in Spain where tourists are welcome ? we would certainly never consider a City with such policies and do not want to go where we are not wanted.
Barcelona is set to pass an accommodation law to crack down on tourist numbers in the city.
The city's 1.6 million residents are heavily outnumbered by the 32 million annual visitors.
According to the Guardian, the new law is known as 'the special urban plan for tourist accommodation', and will limit the number of beds on offer at hotels and tourist apartments.
There will also be a moratorium on building new hotels and a halt in issuing licences for tourist apartments.
It's believed the effects of the plan will not be felt until 2019 as there are already a number of projects in the pipeline.
The curb on tourism is very much backed by the mayor, Ada Colau.
Ms Colau initiated the plans for the moratorium on licences for new hostels and hotels and also targeted sites offering tourist home stays, like Airbnb.