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ETOA makes statement on tourist guides in Croatia 

The tourism authorities in Croatia had expressed concern that unqualified and untrained “guides” were operating in the cruise ports and other heritage sites.

Armenia establishes air link with Italy

Armenia’s national air carrier, Armavia Air Company, will commence a new direct flight between Yerevan and Rome beginning July 15, 2009.

Bit 2010: a driving force for the tourism system

Tourism as a counter-cyclical resource: vision or reality?

China’s top tourism official: China and Italy should work together

ROME - China and Italy should work together to expand bidirectional flow of tourists amid the current difficulties arising from the financial crisis and global spread of A/H1N1 flu (also called swine

Seabourn Odyssey to be launched and named in Venice on June...

The Yachts of Seabourn has taken delivery of the cruise industry's first ultra-luxury vessel to launch in six years.

TourCrafters designs food-lovers’ package to Bologna

TourCrafters has put together a 6-day/5-night fall package to Bologna that starts at only US$1,109 and should thrill those who consider themselves "foodies." Yes, historic Bologna has charming portico

Offer ends June 30 on Tourcrafters’ US$699 summer package to Italy

With air fare to Italy currently US$749, how can TourCrafters offer a Summer Special to Florence for only US$699 — and that includes round-trip air from New York, four nights in a 4-star hotel, and

Berlusconi: Italian tourism sector to get 1.4 bln euros from the...

ROME - Italian banks will offer up to 1.4 billion euros ($1.96 billion) in low-interest loans to the tourism sector as a result of an agreement with the government, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sa

Discounts on TourCrafters’ hotels in Italy and Europe

Everyone knows by now that lower prices make this a great year to visit Europe. And certainly there's no better cure for stress than a trip to Italy.

New direct flight connecting Armenia and Italy

Armenia’s efforts in targeting its tourism promotion at the Italian outbound market have paid off.

Figures: fewer foreign guests, more guests from Slovenia

In the first two months of 2009, there were 3 percent fewer arrivals of tourists in Slovenian accommodation facilities and 2 percent fewer nights spent than in the first two months of last year, the S

Religious tourists keep Italy on must-see lists

ROME — While the world economic crisis forces many consumers to change spending habits, at least one of Italy's economic sectors has so far been barely touched: religious tourism.

Strong quake in Italy kills over 150, wounds 1,500

L'AQUILA, Italy – Rescue workers using bare hands and buckets searched frantically for students believed buried in a wrecked dormitory after Italy's deadliest quake in nearly three decades struck th

Italy spends to lure tourists as crisis bites

ROME - Italy launched a 10 million euro ($13 million) international advertising campaign on Tuesday to lure back tourists as the economic crisis hammers one of the Mediterranean country's biggest indu

Tourist dollars saying arrivederci to Italy

The global economic downturn is hitting Italy's most important industry hard.

Sorrento: an Italian gem

It is spring time. The nature of some areas of the southern district in Italy is waking up. Amongst it is the Peninsula of Sorrento whose citrus groves are evergreen.

Mardi Gras is happening now

Italy is officially a Roman Catholic nation, where tradition is taken very seriously.

ETOA protests ‘retrospective taxation’ in Italy

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is writing to the government of Italy to protest against the sudden increase in charges to bring coaches in to popular destinations in Italy.

Europe feels US financial crisis in absence of tourism

ROME — Americans have gone missing.

Italian tourism struggling

Drawing visitors to a land boasting Roman ruins, Venetian canals and Renaissance art ought to be a breeze, but Italy's new tourism chief is instead battling funding cuts, vested interests and a slowin

Ryanair wants Alitalia’s pasta

While the CAI investors, İtalian government, Alitala’s major unions and others might or might not join the party jostled for best position on the new airline, the low-cost carrier Ryanair started t

Kenya seeks to tap into Italian tourism market

Efforts to market the country to new markets have stepped up a gear with the arrival of a 42-member Kenyan delegation in Italy for a special Kenya Tourism and Cultural Week.

Italy in last bid to sell Alitalia, closure looms

ROME - Alitalia's special administrator will make a last-ditch attempt to sell Italy's loss-making national airline on Monday by public tender before calling in the liquidators after a failed rescue b

Attack on pilgrim tourists reignites Italy’s row over immigrants

A savage attack on a Dutch couple who were holidaying in Rome has revived the debate in Italy over crime and immigration.

Tourists beware: if it is fun, Italy has a law against...

In addition to the usual perils of sunburn, jellyfish attacks and bottom-pinching, holidaymakers in Italy face a new range of menaces this summer, the result of the Berlusconi government's frontal ass
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