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Italy is going green to help counter the effects of tourism

Italy saw a 4.6% increase in ecological improvements in 2018, with 20 smoke-free and plastic-free beaches and 385 Blue Flags helping to ensure sustainable measures across the destination.
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Fire forces cancellations of high speed trains in Italy

Italy's state railway says a suspected arson fire has forced the cancellation of at least 42 high-speed trains in Italy on the heavily-travelled Milan-Naples corridor.
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You won’t believe how much this tourist had to pay for two hamburgers in Rome

Should the Eternal City be renamed the Expensive City? One American tourist seems to think so.
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You can now be fined for wearing these in Cinque Terre

The fashion police is out in full force in Italy’s Cinque Terre, where new rules are putting restrictions on what tourists wear on their feet.
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CIT Tours releases its Enchanting Europe & the Best of Italy 2019

CIT Tours says its new Europe & the Best of Italy 2019 brochure has a strong focus on individual customizable travel programs plus an extended range of its popular flexible vacation options including rail tours, independent tours and culinary getaways.
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More sun destinations this summer via CDG with Air France

Air France’s eight additional gateways available from Paris CDG this summer include new destinations for the carrier in Greece, Italy and Croatia.
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Luxury Gold bookings up 40% heading into 2019, new itineraries include Ireland, Russia

It’s been “the year of yes” for Luxury Gold. The upscale travel company’s team said yes to just about every retail travel agency conference, training session and trade show in an effort to spread the word about Luxury Gold, and answer a whole lot of questions from travel agent partners.
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Italian National Tourist Board launches Italy Specialist Program

The Italian National Tourist Board has officially launched their Learning Centre program to educate and inform agents about some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – Rome, Venice, Florence, Amalfi and many more.
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Four new tours with Globus’ Undiscovered Italy, plus EBB savings

As part of its 90th birthday celebration, the Globus family of brands has reinvented its Italy vacations by showcasing ‘Undiscovered Italy’ for clients hoping to taste la dolce vita with four new ‘off-the-beaten-piazza’ tours, and nine tours featuring lesser-known destinations.
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Stars come out for MSC Seaview’s christening in Italy

MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC Seaview, was christened last weekend in Italy in a glittering ceremony attended by celebrities and VIPs.
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“We need to measure success beyond visitor numbers”: CTO’s challenges
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Everyone can find what they’re looking for in Israel, says IMOT’s Hana
After welcoming over four million Canadian visitors in 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is ready to reach...
TL Network Canada welcomes over a dozen new members in 2019
TL Network Canada continues to see major growth across Canada, with 14 new member agencies added in 2019.
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