UNESCO’S ULTIMATUM: KEEP THE CRUISE SHIPS AWAY

Gregory Dolgos -
The city of Venice is a UNESCO world heritage site, but if in a year it does not prevent the big cruise ships to enter its channels, the recognition will be withdrawn. The decision was taken last week...

GROWING TOURISM KILLS VENICE

Gregory Dolgos -
Venice and Italy as a whole are suffering from uncontrolled flows of tourists. The municipalities benefit from growing tourism financially, but not in terms of cultural heritage. Italian urban, artist...

SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN FOR VENICE LAUNCHED AFTER DISASTROUS FLOODS

Justin N. Froyd -
In mid-November, the world-famous Italian lagoon city of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety, was hit by particularly severe flooding. This resulted not only in enormous damage to the...

ITALIAN TOURISM ON THE RISE AMID SAFETY CONCERNS IN OTHER REGIONS

Joe McClain -
For the third consecutive year, one of the leading banking groups in Europe, UniCredit, and the largest Italian Tourism Association are working together to reaffirm the strategic importance of a secto...

ITALIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY NEEDS RESTRUCTURING

Nik Fes -
In 2000, Italy was worth 5.8% of the world’s tourist expenditure. Today, the country is at 3%. In the next ten years, if strategies do not change, it will drop to 2.1% of the global tourist GDP, place...
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