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XVII Rapporto sul Turismo

 

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The debate on local tourism activity management is focused on the bed tax that tourists should pay as city users, for additional management costs determined by their visit.
During the first years of the 21st Century, the debate has expanded significantly and several towns, especially in Tuscany, required a regional policy granting the right to establish a bed tax or hotel tax.

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The issue of Sicily Tourist Districts

The issue of Sicily Tourist Districts

Discomfort and concern have occurred recently between representatives of the Sicilian Tourist Districts, who convene themselves on the 20th of December in Palermo to discuss the impasse in which they find. From the discussion emerges...

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03/01/2011

European sustainable tourism context, concepts and guidelines for action

The European Commission, recognising the important role of tourism in the European economy and the significant contribution of tourism to meeting the key challenges facing Europe in the XXI century, has been increasingly involved in tourism since the early 1980s...
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Destination management and economic background: defining and monitoring local tourist destinations

The increasing complexity of the competitive environment and the decreasing possibility to control and foresee markets and demand are among the crucial factors for local tourist destinations, both emerging and already established have to face...
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The issue of Sicily Tourist Districts
25/02/2014

The issue of Sicily Tourist Districts

Discomfort and concern have occurred recently between representatives of the Sicilian Tourist Districts, who convene themselves on the 20th of December in Palermo to discuss the impasse in which they find. From the discussion emerges...
Tourism still growing in 2014
24/02/2014

Tourism still growing in 2014

Tourism has been one of the strongholds of European economy during the economic crisis, and the positive trend will continue in 2014, according to the results of the new Eurobarometer survey...
"Tasting Europe": the new food&wine web portal
21/02/2014

"Tasting Europe": the new food&wine web portal

On the occasion of the International Tourism Fair in Milan (BIT), European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani presented a new European gastronomy portal, named “Tasting Europe”. It is..
The European Tourism System of Indicators for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS)
13/02/2014

The European Tourism System of Indicators for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS)

The European Tourism System of Indicators for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS) was launched by the Tourism Policy Unit of the European Commission on 22nd February 2013 as a tool to help...
TATRA - Engrave your talents
06/02/2014

TATRA - Engrave your talents

Tourism is the growth area for Europe and is essential in the current economic global climate. Latest statistics published in Eurostat are clearly validating the importance of the sector in employment of European citizen especially for women, whose rate of employment...
BIT's new edition
05/02/2014

BIT's new edition

In a few days, at Fiera Milano in Rho starts the new edition of the BIT (Borsa Internzazionale del Turismo) from Thursday 13th February to Saturday 15th February. Bit is a benchmark...
Nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments: the new European records
03/02/2014

Nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments: the new European records

Since 2003, after a decrease due to the effect of 11 September 2001, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU28, only interrupted...
The biggest tourism fair in Turkey
01/02/2014

The biggest tourism fair in Turkey

The EMITT – East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition in Istanbul just started its 18th edition...
TripAdvisor awards
31/01/2014

TripAdvisor awards

Like every year TripAdvisor (260 million monthly unique visitors and more than 125 million reviews) awards the best hotel facilities in many different categories...
European Union new budget heading
29/01/2014

European Union new budget heading

With 10% of GDP and 12% of total employment, tourism represents the third EU’s major socio-economic activity. This is, therefore...
Milan Food&Wine Festival
28/01/2014

Milan Food&Wine Festival

The Milano Food&Wine Festival returns to Lombardy’s chief town on February 8-10, the event is dedicated to the biggest wine growers and apasionados of the sector. The participants...
17th Tourism Summit in Berlin
27/01/2014

17th Tourism Summit in Berlin

During the 17th tourism summit in Berlin, on December 2, President Barroso draws attention to the fact that during this period of crisis the tourism sector is the area that resisted the most and is now recovering better than anything else. He underlined...
I-NEW New Job Opportunities for Inactive Women in Tourism Sector
07/03/2013

I-NEW New Job Opportunities for Inactive Women in Tourism Sector

Tourism represents approximately 10% of wold economy in general. Tourism is very important economic, social and environmental phenomena of this time as it used to be. Tourism is among the largest employers in most countries and also a fast-lane vehicle into the workforce for young people and women. The rate of employment of women in this sector is 46%, highlighting the importance of the sector in female employment.
Tourism: means of development
04/05/2011

Tourism: means of development

Source: UNWTO.org
The UNWTO declared that Tourism is one of the most efficient means to develop economy and social welfare...
Central and Eastern Europe Greenways: Belarus
21/04/2011

Central and Eastern Europe Greenways: Belarus

Source: Ecorazvitie.by
Belarus joined the project of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme on preparation and implementation...
The Economic Contribution of Travel & Tourism
08/04/2011

The Economic Contribution of Travel & Tourism

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council
To what extent economic recovery can rely on the travel and tourism industry? Which are the current impacts on a global scale? The World Travel & Tourism Council publishes a presentation on the research undertaken for 2011...
Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) in Europe
15/03/2011

Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) in Europe

Source: EuroStat
Eurostat has published the 2010 TSA for Europe destination. The harmonized statistical approach allows to measure tourism activities and their contribution to countries, regions economy and labour market...
Report on the World 2011
22/02/2011

Report on the World 2011

Source: Financial Times
The Financial Times reports on worldwide shifts in economic landscape, market growth, development and scientific research for 2011...
BIT International Tourism Exchange opening
18/02/2011

BIT International Tourism Exchange opening

Source: Avionews
Yesterday, the Fieramilano exhibition centre has experienced a positive and promising opening of the BIT International Tourism Exchange...
The paradox of sustainability in Golf Course Management
14/02/2011

The paradox of sustainability in Golf Course Management

Source: sustainablecitiescollective.com
Attractive, playable, green spaces or waste of resource and space? How does current sustainability issues affect golf course management?
WTM Vision Conference in Italy
14/02/2011

WTM Vision Conference in Italy

Source: TTG Italia
The World Travel Market Vision Conference will be held in Italy for the first time...

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