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

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…

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.

Airlines

Alitalia baggage handlers arrested after hidden cameras capture string of thefts

This is why people don't check bags or, when they do, wrap them in layer upon layer of plastic.

Airlines

Vatican reporter reveals: Popes like to dish dirt while airborne

It's interesting to think about popes using their airborne time to chew the fat with reporters much in the same way presidential candidates in the U.S. will roll up their sleeves to chat with their press pool on the way to another speech.

Vatican reporter reveals: Popes like to dish dirt while airborne

Media and PR

Major travel magazines in the U.S. agree: March is time for Italy

Travel magazines don't mind returning to Italy year after year after year for cover material. Unlike other top destinations like Orlando or Vegas, Italy never disappoints.

Major travel magazines in the U.S. agree: March is time for Italy

Tourism

Rome’s most famous fountain is getting a $3 million facelift

If Rome's fabled fashion houses can come up with the cash necessary to keep the water running without too many cracks they should be welcomed.

Rome’s most famous fountain is getting a $3 million facelift

Tourism

How to pay €500 for gelato on Rome’s Spanish Steps

Italians have long looked down on foreigners who think it's fine to drip ice cream on historic sights. But since some tourists will continue to be manners-challenged, Rome can expect a nice, steady revenue stream when the tourists return in May.

How to pay €500 for gelato on Rome’s Spanish Steps

Tourism

Now the Colosseum of Rome is leaning, repairs shutdown a possibility

What if the Colosseum has to be shut down for repairs, the way Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed for more than a decade all through the 1990s? What losses could it inflict on Italian tourism?