Barcelona Hotel Reservation Numbers Spike in Light of Carnival as Travelers Seek Reasons to Party

February 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News,, Europe’s leading discount hotel reservation service, reported a dramatic increase in the number of visitors interested in Barcelona hotels during the month of January with the city’s popular ‘Carnival in Barcelona’ fast approaching.

“Travelers are adventure seekers—they love to have a fun. It’s not uncommon to see a spike in hotel bookings for a particular country when an event centered purely on fun is scheduled. As individuals, we all have different hobbies and business interests that take us to different places at different times, but the one common thread among the world population is the desire to have a fun,” says owner Marcel Stillekens.

The Carnival in Barcelona is a celebration in gluttony spanning between February 10th and February 25th. Occurring just prior to the Lenten fast, carnival goers prepare for the fasting period by indulging in wonderful feasts of all things fatty and delicious. Among the main events are a tortilla competition on Fatty Thursday, the golden pepper competition, and the Gran Rua de Carnaval, a parade of decadent carriages making their way through streets of streaming confetti.

Stillekens says that consistently experiences increased interest in Barcelona hotels in the months before the carnival. He notes that this year interest in travel is beginning to reach pre-911 levels once again. “Interest in travel is like a barometer that measures the emotional state of people around the world. When people feel happy and secure, they are more likely to travel for pleasure and fun. We’re excited to see interest in Barcelona hotels back up again in light of the Carnival. It means that people feel comfortable enough to indulge in having a great time,” says Stillekens

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Stillekens says that the choice of hotel is an enormous factor in the entire holiday experience, but the challenge lies in the fact that everyone has different criteria when it comes to choosing the perfect one. It is for this reason that designed search mechanisms that allow travelers to search for hotels by price, stars, name, and, what Stillekens finds most exciting, by popularity. “The internet is the ideal medium to harness the collective consciousness of the traveling public and present the most popular current choices to other travelers.”

If travel statistics truly are an indicator of the state of consciousness among the European populous, it seems that people today are in the state of mind to relax and enjoy the good things in life.

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