• 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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