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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.

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Destinations

Is Venice about to become two separate cities?

Taking inspiration from Brexit and Catalonia, the floating lagoon region of Venice is mulling breaking away from the larger metropolitan area.

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Tourism

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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Destinations

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.

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Cruise

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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Cruise

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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Tourism

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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Cruise

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.

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Hotels

Hotel review: Ca’Sagredo, Venice

by Ali Coulton

What better way to cure your post-long weekend blues than to jealously read about our deputy editor’s adventures in Venice?

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Cruise

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.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister slams Venice day-tripper tax

by Ali Coulton

The destination is also set to introduce a new system requiring tourists to “request access” to the city. We’d like to create a similar system for our corner of the office, but our boss said no.

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News

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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