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Articles tagged “italy”

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Luca Bruno, Associated Press

When Venice's leaders decided to prioritize tourists over residents they started the city on a path to obsolescence.

3 weeks ago

Italy’s Museums Are Turning to Private Sector Funding to Cover Costs

Italy’s Museums Are Turning to Private Sector Funding to Cover Costs

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press

These are certainly some creative funding ideas, and they're notable for seeking involvement from a broader section of the population. But beyond the initial curiosity, they'll need to find more sustainable models.

3 months ago

Brexit Fears and Italian Tax Cuts Bring More Ryanair Flights to Rome and Milan

Brexit Fears and Italian Tax Cuts Bring More Ryanair Flights to Rome and Milan

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is repositioning dozens of jets on order from the UK to other European countries and Italy is a beneficiary because of its decision to avoid a hike of airline-ticket taxes. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary likes that tax advantage.

4 months ago

Qatar Airways Wants a Piece of Italian Air Carrier Meridiana

Qatar Airways Wants a Piece of Italian Air Carrier Meridiana

Deena Kamel Yousef and Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

Qatar Airways buying a piece of Meridiana and revamping its fleet would allow it to better compete in Italy against Etihad and Emerates.

10 months ago

Pompeii Opens Six Restored Sites After Fixing its Labor Disputes

Pompeii Opens Six Restored Sites After Fixing its Labor Disputes

Associated Press

Pompeii is one of the few places in the world where modern tourists get a glimpse of what ancient life was like and literally walk through it. To see that deteriorate because of petty politics would be a shame.

11 months ago

What Tour Operators Think Will Trend in 2016

What Tour Operators Think Will Trend in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Baby Boomers like going on tours when vacationing, and they want to visit exotic locations.

12 months ago

Ferrari Tourists Driving Residents Crazy in Picturesque Italian Town

Ferrari Tourists Driving Residents Crazy in Picturesque Italian Town

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

This must be one of the more obnoxious tourist behaviors that we've seen.

1 year ago

Rome’s 2024 Olympics Bid Could Feature Colosseum as Picturesque Backdrop

Rome’s 2024 Olympics Bid Could Feature Colosseum as Picturesque Backdrop

Andrew Dampf , Associated Press

The class between tourism and the locals always comes into play in Olympics bids. If Rome gets the August 2024 Olympics then at least many of the Italians will be away on vacation.

1 year ago

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

Pope Francis is a homebody who doesn't often visit the Papal summer estate. Opening it up means the emergence of another popular tourism attraction for operators and booking sites. The Vatican itself is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

1 year ago

The Milan Expo Isn’t Luring Nearly as Many Foreign Visitors as It Expected

The Milan Expo Isn’t Luring Nearly as Many Foreign Visitors as It Expected

Associated Press

We'd love to see the numbers on the hotel pricing, but we would also argue that nobody goes to Italy to see a world's fair. They go to Italy to see Italy first and foremost.

1 year ago

What It’s Like to Stay With Francis Ford Coppola, Boutique Hotelier

What It’s Like to Stay With Francis Ford Coppola, Boutique Hotelier

Colleen Clark, Bloomberg

Is it just us, or does it seem that Coppola has figured out a way for others to pay for all of his vacation homes? Smart move.

1 year ago

Summer Tourists in Italy Greeted by Strikes and Work Slowdowns

Summer Tourists in Italy Greeted by Strikes and Work Slowdowns

Associated Press

Sound like the Italy summers that we've come to know so well.

1 year ago