Behind the Smile with Christian Petzold, BCN Travel
Hailing from Germany, I have been an avid tourism enthusiast for many years. Looking back to when my passion for traveling was developed, I think this must have been in my early childhood. My parents always used to travel with me and my siblings by caravan and tent into a neighboring European country… Eventually this lead me to study tourism management in Germany and the UK… Implementing at least some elements of this experience in a mass tourist destination like Barcelona is one of the aims of our activity.
What is it about your location that makes you and your customers smile?
It is Gaudí & Barça, it is Beach-Life & Mediterranean Cuisine, it is full of culture & passion – it just is Barcelona! Europe's hottest citybreak destination is our home. Looking for a trip to make you smile? Take an incredible variety of architecture and culture, add the Mediterraneans most important cruise port, add world-class sport events like Formula 1 and the local football team of FC Barcelona, add some great city beaches and top it up with the passionate local life-style – Barcelona will seduce you!
Can you tell us more about BCN Travel?
We are the local specialists for everything about Barcelona. Based in the city centre, just 100m from Placa Catalunya, we can give you two options: either book online using our great reservation system or come to our shop and we will welcome you with a smile 🙂
What is it about your tours that makes your customers smile?
We offer more than 70 different things to do in Barcelona, from simple airport transfers to full day city tours. And, of course, everything is customizable for your group, family, or corporate event.
We do not only want to make our customers smile, but also our planet, thats why we have implemented some strict sustainability policies: for example, our airport transfers do not contribute to the greenhouse effect since we offset our carbon emissions through climatecare: http://www.bcn.travel/about-
Can you share an experience with your business that made you smile?
One of the coolest things we managed to set up is our alternative Steel Donkey bike tour: http://www.