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Venice mulls smoking ban in historic centre

The city’s mayor, who is known to enjoy the occasional cigar, said he was inspired by Tokyo’s smoke-free zones.

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Venice cruise ship reforms to have limited impact, expert says

It appears the plans of Italy’s transport minister to curb cruising in Venice’s historic city centre have been given a bit of a reality check.

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Venice to reroute cruise ships from Grand Canal following protests

by Christian Fleetwood

Venetians are set to have some relief with the news that Italian authorities are making progress toward rerouting large cruise ships away from the overburdened Guidecca Canal.

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You can now be fined for sitting on the Spanish Steps

Police in Italy’s capital have begun enforcing a string of groundbreaking new tourism rules, and one prohibited activity may come as a shock to visitors.

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Tourists cop hefty fine for making coffee on the steps of Venice’s Rialto bridge

Of all the places to set up your travel cooker, the city’s most famous and historic bridge is probably not the best choice.

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UK government to investigate environmental cost of travel and tourism

by Christian Fleetwood

With Travel DAZE just around the corner (and a fab early bird deal on tickets up and running) comes this sustainability-related announcement out of the UK.

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Overtourism: Paris deputy mayor pushes for tour bus ban

Sacré bleu! If you’re a wholesaler with tour buses in Paris you might want to read this. Those with no affiliation to tour buses are also welcome to have a peruse.

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Nose-picking selfies on Easter Island raise concerns of overtourism

The staging of disrespectful photos on Easter Island is infuriating experts who say that bad behaviour and overtourism is putting the island at risk.

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Destinations

Tourism

“Recipe for disaster”: Startling photo of Mount Everest traffic jam goes viral

If there was ever an extreme example of overtourism, then this is it.

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Destinations

Tourism

International airport to be built “right on top” of world-famous tourist attraction

If you’re a travel professional and doing all you can to avoid the dangers of overtourism like the plague, you might want to sit down while reading this.

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Wholesalers

“Undertourism is the new overtourism”, Intrepid claims

Had you tipped ‘overtourism’ to be the biggest buzzword of 2019? Well, according to Intrepid, you could not be more wrong.

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STUDY: The unsettling truths about how Aussies travel

by Ali Coulton

A new study, accompanied by a three-part documentary, has revealed the impacts of bucket-list and “Insta inspo” travel. But there’s hope! Read more to find out what you can do to travel better.

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