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Cruise

Venice to ban large cruise ships after UNESCO threatens to “blacklist” city

by Ali Coulton

The Italian government made the urgent decree after the United Nations threatened to put one of its biggest tourist hotspots in the naughty corner.

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Destinations

TUNE IN: Visit Italy sets up radio station to keep your clients dreaming and ready to book

by Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board

Fancy a little something to help you pretend you’re strolling the streets of Rome instead of slogging away at work?

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Destinations

Cable car crash kills at least 14 in Northern Italy

The town’s mayor said the accident was a “terrible moment” for all of Italy, as the country tries to revive its tourism industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Italy prepares to welcome back international visitors, its tourism board has launched a radio station

by Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board

Yes, the Italian National Tourist Board has turned itself into a radio station. However, don’t expect Alan Jones to come out of retirement to play host.

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Aviation

UK watchdog bans Ryanair’s controversial “jab and go” ad

Ryanair is doing very little to throw off its title of ‘World’s Dodgiest Airline’, as its latest dodgy campaign gets pulled.

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Destinations

Aussie travellers will need a visa waiver to travel Europe in 2022

Post-pandemic travel is going to look very different from what we’ve become accustomed to. Exhibit A: this new requirement for Aussies seeking a European jaunt.

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Cruise

MSC’s flagship returns to the sea after end-of-year pause

The ship reportedly needed about 50 tonnes of coffee to get back to work yesterday morning, after taking a little government-enforced Chrissy break.

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Destinations

Italy achieves one million COVID-19 vaccinations in just 19 days

Travel Weekly’s editor could be heard muttering Italian superlatives like “eccezionale”, “sorprendente” and “bolognese” this morning as he typed this story out.

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Aviation

Ryanair under investigation over controversial “jab and go” ad

The low-cost carrier has landed itself in hot water with an advertising watchdog after encouraging consumers to book their summer holidays so they can “jab and go”.

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Hotels

Aman launches perfume brand inspired by its lush locations

Providing proof that 2020 is truly the year of the pivot, this global resort chain has released its own line of fragrances.

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Cruise

Silversea takes delivery of Silver Moon

The cruise line has welcomed the brand spanking new ship to its fleet with a few cheeky, socially-distanced glasses of bubbles.

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Destinations

Canadian tourist sends “cursed” artefacts back to Pompeii

by Ali Coulton

A travel agent in Italy has received a peculiar package containing “cursed” ancient ruins and a letter of confession.

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