Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!
Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.
Venice fines famous architect over unfit tourist bridge
A world-renowned architect has been slapped with a fine over his design of a bridge in Venice that’s allegedly unable to handle the number of tourists who cross it each day.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands march in Venice to protest cruise ships, following dangerous canal crash
Thousands of protesters have marched in Venice demanding cruise ships be kept out of the city’s lagoon.
WATCH: Cruise ship ploughs into wharf and tourist boat, injuring five (including two Aussies)
Like a scene from Speed 2: Cruise Control, a ship has collided with a popular wharf and a tourist vessel, injuring several people and scaring the living daylights out of onlookers.
Volcanos, acquisitions, typos and a strengthening AUD: Here’s what you missed over the break
Mount Agung is back at it, Flight Centre is expanding and Venice is introducing a new fee for day trippers. Welcome back folks! Here’s everything you need to know to kick start your year.
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