Articles tagged “venice”

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.

4 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

8 months 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.

9 months ago

Venice Tourism Checkpoints Are a Sign of Europe’s Fractured Approach to Overtourism

Venice Tourism Checkpoints Are a Sign of Europe’s Fractured Approach to Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For a city that's afraid of becoming a theme park, it's certainly starting to look more like one with turnstiles and fast passes to get in the door. The summer travel season is just starting to heat up.

1 year ago

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Every destination is different and there is no one-size-fits-all panacea to limit overtourism. Until cities get smarter about quantifying the movements and behavior of travelers, there's little hope for finding reproducible solutions.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As destinations scramble to reduce the impact of tourism on their citizens, foundational work must still be done to create a repeatable framework and process for preventing overtourism.

2 years ago

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

2 years ago