A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said.
Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said late Sunday on Twitter that the new visitors’ tax would “allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean” and “allow Venetians to live with more decorum.”
United’s skies will once again be friendly to the Stroopwafel in 2019.
The airline announced via tweet Friday that the Dutch-made cookie, which features a layer of caramel syrup pressed between two thin waffle cookies, will return as one of its in-flight snack offerings beginning in January.
The Bahamas Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar has responded to the recent report of Royal Caribbean issuing a letter to Anthem of the Seas passengers warning them of potential theft and other crime in certain areas of Nassau.
According to CruiseRadio.net, D’Aguilar told a local media outlet that he didn’t “like to be blindsided by these reports and letters.”
Japan’s tourism industry looks to LGBT market
The Japan Times
Japan’s tourism industry is looking for ways to attract LGBT visitors from overseas and take advantage of their tendency to spend more than average tourists.
Tourism-related businesses all over the world are “scrambling” to attract LGBT travelers, who have “considerable purchasing and spending power,” said Shintaro Koizumi, chief executive of Out Japan Co., a Tokyo-based marketing firm conducting seminars and other programs to support corporate clients seeking to learn how to handle issues involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.Add to Flipboard Magazine.