Articles tagged “italy”

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.

1 month 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.

4 months ago

Alitalia May Face Cash Crunch Within Weeks

Alitalia May Face Cash Crunch Within Weeks

Tommaso Ebhardt, Chiara Vasarri, and Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Alitalia had been rescued by Etihad, which positioned it as a premium brand. But high costs hurt. Now the Italian government may guarantee loans to help the airline change course.

4 months ago

Pisa Thinks It Needs a Massive Ferris Wheel to Go With Its Legendary Leaning Tower

Pisa Thinks It Needs a Massive Ferris Wheel to Go With Its Legendary Leaning Tower

Associated Press

Most destinations need to find ways to diversify their tourist offerings and attractions, but is this is not that. This is ridiculous.

5 months ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

7 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

11 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago