Venice

  • After residents protests Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    After a prolonged battle between residents and ocean liner companies, Venice will be banning cruise ships from its historic centre.     The city is already struggling due to overtourism and cruise ships were a long term bane for Venice. …

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  • To save Venice from overtourism, vacationers hit by fine

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Vacationers have been cautioned that the well-known city of canals and bridges is not akin to Disneyland. They should not consider it as a playground or some water park. Any travelers planning to strip off to catching some rays in …

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  • Venice alluring tourists with popular tourism hot-spots

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Venice is known as “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “The City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “and City of love”. The word Venice is also known as Venetia meaning uncertain. Venice is a city in Northeastern Italy and …

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  • Venice puts off charging tourist entry fees till next year

    Published on : Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    The local tourism officials of Venice said that the planned new tourist entry fee has been put off from September 1st to January 1st next year. The delay was “unavoidable”, according to city councillor Michele Zuin, following months of discussions between city hall and tourism operators.

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  • Venice introducing visitor tax for short stays to manage mass tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Venice is to charge visitors a tax up to 10 euros each in a move approved by the Italian government to curb mass tourism during short stays.   The new measure by Italian government which will bring in tens of …

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  • 29 killed in Italy’s flooding, high winds and lightning strikes wreaks havoc

    Published on : Monday, November 5, 2018

    The country’s interior minister said that the death toll in Italy’s historic flooding has gone up to 29. The Interiors Minister Matteo Salvini mentioned that twelve were dead in Sicily while having dinner and were swept up by the water. …

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  • Venice underwater – tourists affected

    Published on : Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    About 70 per cent of Venice is underwater as per a news channel. The high tide reached a maximum of over five feet above the sea level. It is considered the fourth-highest level ever recorded and the highest since 2008. …

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  • Venice to ban alcohol to control mass tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    To control over tourism, Venice considers to ban alcohol in the streets. In 2018, the city council introduced many unconventional plans to control tourism.     Venice is considering to charge  fines for anyone found to be carrying alcohol after …

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  • Visitors to Venice could be fined up to €500 for sitting in undesignated spots

    Published on : Saturday, September 22, 2018

    The visitors to Venice could be fined up to €500 (£440) for sitting in the spots which are undesignated, after the mayor suggested a new ban as part of wider efforts to crack down on undesirable tourist behaviour.     …

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  • Tourist inflow restricted on Venice turnstiles

    Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Venice and its 80,000 regular inhabitants have been groaning under the yoke of overtourism since long. As many as 30 million travellers rush to its famous canals every year, stressing the infrastructure. In order to safeguard this tourist destination from …

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  • Venice adopts crowd control measures as tourist numbers are expected to soar in May holiday weekend

    Published on : Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Venice, Europe’s most populous destination is to employ unprecedented crowd control measures to separate international tourists from locals as the Europe’s major World Heritage city braces for a busy bank holiday weekend.     The tourists are trying to reach …

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  • Edinburgh becomes the latest destination to face overtourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Overtourism is a serious concern in the travel industry Edinburgh is its latest prey. This pristine destination is now coping up with the mass influx of visitors and has claimed that the city is becoming over crowded specially during the …

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  • China- EU Tourism Year opens in Italy

    Published on : Saturday, January 20, 2018

    The Tourism year of China-European Union opens with the official ceremony in Venice in Italy.     The high-level representatives from the European Union (EU) and China gathered at the Doge’s Palace to celebrate the official opening of 2018 China-EU …

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  • Global travel experts increasingly focus on managing overtourism

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Overtourism has now become a buzzword in some popular destinations such as Venice and Barcelona where the former one is planning to divert the passenger cruise liners while the latter is all set to cut down on the apartment rentals. …

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  • Managing global tourists is futuristic way of tourism management

    Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

    As the global tourists have been increased in many places of the world, the tourism management will be the most futuristic way.       Venice in Italy is planning to reroute massive cruise liners, while Barcelona has cracked down …

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  • Cruise ships over 55,000 tonnes banned from Venice City Centre

    Published on : Thursday, November 9, 2017

    The tension between the locals and the tourists has been a prime talk amongst the travel industry. The situation reached a further point of discord with the giant cruise ships sailing past St Mark’s Square.     By the year …

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  • Venice now bothered about its cruise tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    The city of Venice, which has been of long appeal to the tourists for its cobbled alleyways, gourmet restaurants and rich cultural history, is recently  crumbing under the weight of tourism, and locals are fed up with it.     …

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  • Amsterdam plans creatively to tackle overtourism

    Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    While some places are planning campaigns to attract more tourists, places such as Venice are tired of the influx and protesting against over tourism.     Places such as Santorini capped the number of cruise visitors at 8,000 per day …

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  • Rome’s Pantheon to charge tourists entry fee from next year

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    Travellers planning to visit Pantheon in Rome will now have to pay for the entry to one of the Italian capital’s oldest monuments.     The building, one of the few ancient sites in the city that is currently free …

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  • Florence launches strict campaign to fight mass tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

    After Venice launched its #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign, Florence also followed the suit to help change the tourist behaviours through fines.   Tourism Chief Anna Paola Concia unveiled a new campaign #EnjoyRespectFirenze with a stern warning to tourists that visitors to the …

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