Also, producers of the festival have stressed that official hotels are fully booked and all-day tickets are sold out. 'Economic impact upon Barcelona is of mammouth proportions, as our visitors stay in the city for seven days and six nights on average', says one spokesperson by the masterminds behind the event. In turn, average expenditure by Circuit-goers is set at 250 euros per day.
Matinée Group, promoting firm, is adamant that the reveille will leave 100 million euros in the Catalan capital, up from 50 million a year earlier. Also, the company si eyeing at hiring 600 direct employees, for a mere 300 last year, according to official figures. Whatever the data, Circuit Festival boasts of an activities and extravaganzas-packed program through the next 18th of August.
Propped up by Circuit, Barcelona is bracing to host 23 nightime and sun-drenched parties, the largest of them on the next Saturday the 17th. Is this then a party-centered event? 'Circuit is focused on leisure, but rather an upmarket one. Besides, there are set 24 sport and culture fringe events', pointed out a Matinée representative.
Indeed, organizers have this year given a massive boost to conferences, routes and exhibitions. These are the activities tailored to attract Spanish nationals. 'This is something we have to work on, but not only us, but the country's vacational industry as a whole', added the same professional.