Catalan impasse damaging tourism prospects for 2018

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Hotel reservations in Barcelona are down by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2018 over the same time last year due to Catalonia’s separatist crisis, which could lead to job losses in the sector, industry lobby group Exceltur said Tuesday.

If the trend continúes “toúrism company heads may have to start adjústing the númber of their employees to adapt to lower levels of demand,” Exceltúr — which groúps Spain’s major hotel chains and toúr operators — said …