Articles tagged “italy”

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Laura Powell, Skift

What does it take to bring more high-end travelers to your destination? Offer them more high-end experiences. That's the aim of two new projects stemming out of Italy's luxury goods industry.

2 days ago

Venice Will Start Charging an Entrance Fee to Day-Trippers to Combat Overtourism

Venice Will Start Charging an Entrance Fee to Day-Trippers to Combat Overtourism

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

Tourists who visit Venice for the day will be charged a fee; overnight visitors already pay a hotel tax. The fee will help defray costs and might to deter some visits. Any overall overtourism solution would have to address other issues, as well, such as the proliferation of short-term rentals.

2 weeks ago

$10 Billion Rail Link Between Italy and France May Not Be Viable

$10 Billion Rail Link Between Italy and France May Not Be Viable

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

In any country, it's awfully easy to decide against a new rail project, due to both the financial and environmental tolls.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is taking a hard line with unions, even as walkouts hurt the carrier’s bottom line. But we expect it's likely that this deal with Italian pilots will foreshadow other labor agreements in other markets.

5 months ago

The Future of Luxury Sits at the Intersection of Travel and Fashion

The Future of Luxury Sits at the Intersection of Travel and Fashion

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There are countless lessons to consider when examining how luxury fashion, auto, and hospitality are already perfectly integrated inside the world's fashion capital.

10 months ago

U.S. Indigenous Tourism Association Targets Italian and German Visitors

U.S. Indigenous Tourism Association Targets Italian and German Visitors

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Visitation to Indian Country has been steady during the Trump Slump, and that might be attributed to a focus on attracting visitors from Italy and Germany.

12 months ago

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Associated Press

Critics say that even this step to block big cruise ships from sailing past St. Mark's Square in Venice doesn't adequately address the pollution issue since the vessels would still enter the Venice lagoon. This is yet another example of destinations coming to grip with overtourism issues without finding easy answers.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Associated Press

Qatar Airways and Etihad are making Italy almost a province from an aviation standpoint as they've swooped in to make investments in struggling airlines in the country. Whether the strategy works out in the end is another matter.

1 year ago

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Associated Press

Ryanair is not winning many friends in Italy with these flight cancellations at a time when it mulling a bid to buy Alitalia's assets. In the end, though, money — or the size of the bid — talks, and disrupted passengers' hard feelings would likely be secondary.

1 year ago

Hit-and-Run Tourism Fought by Uffizi Gallery in Florence With New Strategy

Hit-and-Run Tourism Fought by Uffizi Gallery in Florence With New Strategy

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

Popular spots like Florence's Uffizi Gallery face an overtourism problem. Some people visit for visiting's sake. But responding by hiking prices hurts true art fans who mostly aren't rich. We need more creative fixes.

1 year ago

Overtourism at Italian Attractions Spurs Call for Visitor Limits

Overtourism at Italian Attractions Spurs Call for Visitor Limits

Isla Binnie, Reuters

Italy and other European countries suffering from what Skift has termed overtourism all understand that there's a problem, but very few actually know what to do about it or have yet to propose a sensible plan to manage crowds.

2 years ago

Italy Thinks Switzerland’s Nighttime Border Closings Will Hurt Tourism

Italy Thinks Switzerland’s Nighttime Border Closings Will Hurt Tourism

Associated Press

When tourists and residents in two countries hear that border crossings are closed, no matter the time of day, they perceive that they're not welcome and Switzerland's decision could impact tourism in the region.

2 years ago