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Florence Council approves whopping tourist tax increase

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 14, 2019 01:47

Florence remodeled the tourist tax which from next January increases from 10 cents all the way up to one euro depending on the various types of reception. No taking small ... Read More

One Russian tourist killed, 10 injured in Italy tourist bus crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 17:15

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens overturned on the Siena-Florence highway in Italy, killing one and injuring at least 10 people, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Wednesday, citing ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry preserved today in the Pinacoteca ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 6, 2019 21:17

The Italy City Tourist Tax for the year 2019 is foreseen to reach a new record of 600 million euro. This result is estimated by a study made by Federalberghi ... Read More

Carnival’s first LNG-powered AIDAnova cruise ship makes history in Barcelona

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 18:40

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, its Germany-based AIDA Cruises brand and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism today celebrated the first-time arrival of ... Read More

Destination Florence CVB partners with City of Florence for international tourism promotion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 16:00

Destination Florence CVB is the new official partner of the City of Florence to promote the destination and better the quality of tourism. The Florence Municipality, The Florentine Chamber of ... Read More

Air Mauritius confirms it will resume flights to Seychelles after 15 years

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 17, 2019 01:04

The Mauritian press has confirmed that Air Mauritius will return to Mahé the main island of Seychelles. It was several weeks since the rumor has been circulating, and finally the ... Read More

Which 3 Italian cities rank as top unique experiences?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 01:36

Italy is the homeland of the cities most appreciated by travelers according to reviews of users of an online platform. Coming in among the top 5 are Rome, Florence, and ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH), ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:35

Seychelles was bestowed with high honours as the destination was represented at the Tourism Panel at the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress from March 27 to 29 2019, held in Dubai’s ... Read More

Václav Havel Airport Prague: Here comes summer

editor editor- March 30, 2019 02:35

Spring may have just officially sprung on March 20, but in Prague, summer is starting in just 2 days, and tourists are ready to travel. On Sunday, March 31, 2019, ... Read More

Cunard cruise line uncorks line-up of speakers for 2019 Wine Voyage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 17:01

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced that three of the leading wine connoisseurs and oenologists, will join Queen Victoria’s second annual ‘Voyage Du Vin’ on board Queen Victoria, setting sail ... Read More

International travel outperforming economic growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 17:20

In 2018, the number of outbound trips increased by 5.5 percent, resulting in 1.4 billion international trips. Hence, once again tourism is a key growth driver of the global economy, ... Read More

Cunard unveils world-class design team for new cruise ship

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 18:06

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced the world class team of designers recruited to create the interiors for its eagerly anticipated new ship set to launch in 2022. Working in ... Read More

FAA restricts drone operations over DOJ and DOD facilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:03

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § ... Read More

NYC Winter Show: A treasure trove for hotel interior designers

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 31, 2019 23:56

If you love beautiful things like jewelry, sculpture, lamps, art and antiques, there is no better place to get your “fix” of fabulous furnishings and jewels than at the annual ... Read More

Ambassadors’ Night: Brussels appoints 18 destination ambassadors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 17:05

Tonight, at an exclusive gala evening, visit.brussels awards the title of destination ambassador to 18 partners who greatly contributed to publicising Brussels in 2018 and confirming its status as an ... Read More

Hôtel Martinez wins Jury Prize at CSR Awards of the Maritime Alps region

editor editor- January 16, 2019 19:41

Hôtel Martinez, certified by Green Globe for over five years, has been recognized as a leader in sustainable practices in the French Riviera. Read More

Florence Airport: ‘Untruthful security news’ result in ‘unjustified alarmism’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 22:49

With reference to press reports regarding the security of Florence Airport, Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) reiterates that Florence airport, like all the main Italian airports, is certified according ... Read More

It’s not only FRAPORT or LHR: Also Europe’s regional airports are taking off

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 18:20

When thinking about airports in Europe, most travel professionals are thinking about London Heathrow, FRAPORT, Munich, Paris De Gaulle. However, Europe’s regional airports are becoming more and more popular with direct connection. ... Read More

M.I.C.E.-in-the-bag hits another big run in Düsseldorf, Germany

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 12:23

Düsseldorf was the backdrop for M.I.C.E.-in-the-bag’s latest pop-up event, the fifth one in two years. As with the previous ones held in London, Stockholm, Florence and Budapest, it used the ... Read More

MICE in the bag hits another big run in Düsseldorf, Germany, under the seal of eco-sustainability

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 10:37

M.I.C.E.-in-the-bag organized another of its invitation-only “Insider Gathering” events at the wonderful Chateauform in Düsseldorf on November 20th. The tailored B2B gathering saw 17 among buyers and suppliers coming from ... Read More

34 ports in 14 countries: Carnival Legend’s 2020 European schedule released

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2018 13:18

Carnival Legend will operate Carnival Cruise Line's most diverse European season to date with nine- to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries including breathtaking destinations in Norway, Scotland, ... Read More

TourCrafters presents Off-Season Florence and Chianti special

editor editor- August 14, 2012 02:50

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

Future looks good for tourism in the long run

editor editor- May 23, 2012 17:04

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. Read More

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

editor editor- May 10, 2012 08:02

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

Guggenheim Museum Director recognizes importance of Art&Tourism

editor editor- February 14, 2012 05:07

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 ... Read More

Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance

editor editor- November 5, 2011 07:50

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

Good-deal package to Rome and Florence from TourCrafters

editor editor- October 7, 2011 05:09

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

Lungarno Collection joins Global Hotel Alliance

editor editor- July 20, 2011 05:49

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. Read More

Now is the time to snag a travel deal to visit Italy in the fall

editor editor- June 23, 2011 05:16

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

European Tour Operators Association asks where hotel tax dollars will go

editor editor- May 25, 2011 06:05

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 Read More

TourCrafters releases 2011 Preview: Italy and the Best of Europe

editor editor- September 21, 2010 03:10

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

ETOA protests ‘retrospective taxation’ in Italy

editor editor- February 5, 2009 06:50

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. Read More

It’s David vs. tourist in Florence

editor editor- February 8, 2008 05:03

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 ... Read More