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Confcommercio’s president Carlo Sangalli says tourism needs more support, and according to data released by the Italian General Confederation of Enterprises, the sector closed 2020 with -66% arrivals, and -61% overnights compared to 2019. An overall negative balance for summer During the summer there was a partial recovery with the…
"Words are no longer enough. We have listened to commitments and good intentions from the government, but without facts organized tourism is destined to die, and soon,” stated Franco Gattinoni, President of the Tourism Federation of the Italian General Federation of Enterprises. Regulatory instability causes serious economic damage “Rules are…
With the rise in Covid infections the holidays of 10 million Italians are at risk, and it is estimated this would cost 4.1 billion for domestic tourists alone - a third of which is destined for food, both in restaurants and across agricultural tourism, says the Italian Farmers’ Association Coldiretti.…
Among the proposals to boost tourism to Sardinia the Regional Council is promoting Isola dello Sport, 26 international sporting competitions and tournaments, from world tennis to the under-21 World Volleyball Championship and from water sports to motocross. Tourism Councillor Gianni Chessa said these sporting events are a great way to…
Rome once again took centre stage last week with a major tourism event, Federalberghi’s Art Cities Exchange at the Crowne Plaza St. Peter Hotel which was attended by over 80 top international buyers and organized by Comitel & Partners. At the over 3,000 meetings between buyers and sellers, business was…
The holiday voucher scheme for hotels, which was not fully used by Italian families, produced over €500 million. It is essential for the hospitality sector that these resources be immediately directed to the most urgent needs of our industry,” said Federalberghi President, Bernabò Bocca. €500 million from holiday vouchers “Recovering…
The crisis brought on by the pandemic resulted in losses in the order of 70% of the wealth produced by Italy’s mountain economy in 2019. Losses that now have to be recovered, especially in the field of tourism. Establishing identities for mountain destinations “The pandemic has brought to the fore…
Experiential tourism and a series of tourism proposals in the Latium region were discussed at an event entitled Rome is, new travel experiences in and around Rome organized by CNA Roma for a group of Italian and international stakeholders, journalists and buyers. “We have created new destinations and travel experiences”.…
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