The Catalan tourism sector has been struggling in recent months. Many say the current political climate is to blame. Others are more upbeat. But can Thursday's elections bring stability to the region?
Spain's Val d'Aran has a strong regional identity. The people who live in this out-of-the-way valley aren't fond of Barcelona's independence movement. And if push comes to shove, they may opt to leave Catalonia.
The volatile political situation in Catalonia as well as security concerns have cast a dark shadow over the fortunes of Barcelona's tourism industry midterm, hurting the region's economy and jobs. Judit Alonso reports.
Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the region's tourism industry, with revenues and hotel bookings down since a banned October 1 secession referendum that was marred by violence.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
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