Articles tagged “venice”

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

The unsustainable nature of tourism in Venice is a familiar story. What's less talked about, however, is a group of islands in Venice's northern lagoon that would love an opportunity to welcome some of Venice's influx of annual visitors.

4 weeks ago

November Floods Damaged Venice’s Popular Hotels

November Floods Damaged Venice’s Popular Hotels

Associated Press

Floods hit Venice's tourism industry quite hard last month, damaging hotels and leading tourists to cancel their trips. This is only a hint of major climate change disruption to come.

2 months ago

Climate Change Is Only Adding to Venice’s Overtourism Problem

Climate Change Is Only Adding to Venice’s Overtourism Problem

Dan Liefgreen, Bloomberg

Venice is at the epicenter of the mass tourism debate for plenty of reasons. Residents are getting increasingly tired of the situation. Something is going to have to give.

3 months ago

Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change for Record High Tide and Flooding

Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change for Record High Tide and Flooding

Max Zimmerman and Melissa Cheok, Skift

Venice has become something of a modern case study containing all the issues that threaten tourism. Cimate change is chief among those, as current flooding shows.

3 months ago

Venice Sets Rollout Date for Its New Tourist Day-Tripper Tax

Venice Sets Rollout Date for Its New Tourist Day-Tripper Tax

Associated Press

Venice's tourist day-tripper tax finally has a roll out date. It will target the kind of in-and-out visitors who don't stay in hotels, such as those coming off of cruise ships.

5 months ago

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Venice's struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind.

6 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line's outlook remains bright, despite the industrywide challenge of the Cuba ban in early June.

7 months ago

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

UNESCO had, by many accounts, plenty of reason to add Venice to its list of sites "in danger" at its most recent meeting. Its decision not to reveals the complexities of naming World Heritage sites in the age of mass tourism.

8 months ago

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

Giovanni Salzano, Chiara Albanese, and Federico Vespignani, Bloomberg

With every passing summer, Venice seems closer to its breaking point. It's clear that the historic city's chronic overtourism problem will not be solved with surface-level measures — the problem is existential.

8 months ago

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock and Tourist Boat in Crowded Venice Canal

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock and Tourist Boat in Crowded Venice Canal

Cain Burdeau and Luca Bruno, Bloomberg

The high summer season for travel is underway, and the warning signs of overtourism are coming fast and furious. Just days after a river cruise ship collided with another in Hungary's capital, causing fatalities, a cruise ship rammed into a dock and a riverboat in Venice. The need for popular destinations to devise better ways to manage adverse effects of tourism grows ever urgent.

9 months 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.

1 year ago

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe is so popular as a tourist destination that it doesn't really need any help growing numbers. A move to concentrate on value is a sensible approach and one that will hopefully see the benefits spread to lesser-known destinations.

1 year ago