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TourCrafters presents Off-Season Florence and Chianti special

LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois - What could be more fun than to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in Florence, the city of great Renaissance art and Tuscan cuisine?

Future looks good for tourism in the long run

The travel and tourism industry’s longer-term prospects are good, delegates were told last week at the World Travel Market (WTM )Vision Conference-Florence.

Art&Tourism: relaunching culture in Italy and throughout the world

We need a real Copernican revolution in the relationship between development and culture.

Guggenheim Museum Director recognizes importance of Art&Tourism

Richard Armstrong is one of the personalities in the art world who needs no introduction. But for anyone who does not yet know him, since 2008, he has been the Director of the prestigious Solomon R.

Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance

Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is a culture-rich city in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.

Good-deal package to Rome and Florence from TourCrafters

LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois — The best deal around is TourCrafters’ 7-day/6-night winter package to Rome and Florence.

Lungarno Collection joins Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”) is delighted to welcome the Lungarno Collection as its latest member, as the rapidly-growing alliance now extends its reach into Italy.

Now is the time to snag a travel deal to visit...

LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois — If you’ve longed for a Mediterranean cruise, but have been put off by the prices, here’s good news.

European Tour Operators Association asks where hotel tax dollars will go

Various hotel associations and other representatives of the travel industry were told in a special meeting yesterday with city authorities that Florence (Italy) plans to introduce an accommodation tax

TourCrafters releases 2011 Preview: Italy and the Best of Europe

LIBERTYVILLE, IL - TourCrafters has released its online brochure, 2011 Preview: Italy and the Best of Europe, with unique videos of Rome, Florence, and Spain.

ETOA protests ‘retrospective taxation’ in Italy

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is writing to the government of Italy to protest against the sudden increase in charges to bring coaches in to popular destinations in Italy.

It’s David vs. tourist in Florence

Florence has a love-hate relationship with tourists. Its economy utterly depends on tourists. At the same time, little Florence is overwhelmed by them and knows the crowds will only thicken as Asians get wealthier and travel to this renaissance jewel of a city.