Articles tagged “rome”

Airlines

American Airlines Reduces International Routes Due to Boeing 787 Delays

American is the latest airline to alter its schedule as delivery delays at Boeing mount.

American Airlines Reduces International Routes Due to Boeing 787 Delays

Tourism

Italy Gains Tourism Surge from Ryder Cup

Seeing the success of the Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy's tourism authorities will be hungry to bring in more large sporting events.

Italy Gains Tourism Surge from Ryder Cup

Tourism

Rome’s Pantheon Now Has a Cover Charge

The Pantheon is worth every cent officials may want to charge. Maybe they could event get some ideas about surge pricing from Uber to better take advantage of the appetite to visit this one-of-a-kind structure.

Rome’s Pantheon Now Has a Cover Charge

Tourism

Rome Is Investing Big on a Redo Ahead of Major Events

"Faded glory" is not what any destination wants to hear about itself. The Eternal City is looking to upgrade infrastructure and spiff itself up to become an even bigger draw on the world stage. It starts with a $14 billion plan.

Rome Is Investing Big on a Redo Ahead of Major Events

News Blog

Bill Gates’ Four Seasons May Regret Hotel Deal Talks With Vatican

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts won a contract bid from an arm of the Roman Catholic Church to take over a property in Rome and build a new hotel. But Toronto-based Four Seasons — controlled by Bill Gates's Cascade Investment — may come to regret submitting a bid for a potential $52.4 million (€35 million…

Tourism

Italy to Open to Vaccinated Travelers as Soon as Mid-May, Ahead of European Union

Forza, Italia! Prime Minister Mario Draghi (nicknamed "Super Mario") said Italy would debut passes for vaccinated travelers by mid-month. But will the nation's airports be ready to cope with a surge in passengers and new certification-related processing?

Italy to Open to Vaccinated Travelers as Soon as Mid-May, Ahead of European Union

Airlines

Covid-Tested Flights to Connect Rome and 3 U.S. Destinations

Well-run testing programs could make a world of difference, but the burden shouldn't be on airlines or airports to figure it out on their own. Unfortunately the lack of political leadership in many markets means this is the only way testing of any kind will happen.

Covid-Tested Flights to Connect Rome and 3 U.S. Destinations

Tourism

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds

Before the crisis, if you've wanted to see the galleries at the papal palace in Rome without the herds of other visitors, you've had to pay about $350 or more for an after-hours tour. But now all it takes is a standard admission ticket of $19 (€17) for Italian residents.

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds

Business Travel

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Tour buses bring thousands of people to Rome each day, but many increasingly run on cleaner fuels than their passenger car counterparts. Buses also replace some of those cars and probably know the traffic laws better than the average driver, another reason that has us scratching our heads at Rome's plan.

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Cruises

Rome tour boat operators won’t cruise this summer: Tiber too dirty

The purpose of the threat by the Rome Boats boss is likely to shame the city into acting before high season kicks in.