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Venice to Trial Tourist Tax for Day-Trippers in 2024

From TravelPulse: The popular Italian tourist destination of Venice will soon trial a tourist tax that was originally supposed to take effect in the summer of 2022. In an ongoing effort to combat overcrowding during the city’s peak visitor days, officials will charge a €5 or $5.35 tax to day-trippers visiting Venice’s Old City starting…

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Maui Beckons Tourists to Stave Off Economic Disaster

From Northstar Meetings Group: Crucial tourism revenue has plummeted since the wildfires hit, and unemployment is surging as restaurants and tour companies lay off workers. Richie Olsten has been in the helicopter tour business on Maui for half a century — so long he’s developed a barometer for the tourism-dependent economy: the number of rental…

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Where to Meet? How Covid Changed the Criteria

From AMI: A recent report by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) identified a ‘significant gap’ between what associations think destination marketing organisations should be focusing on and what the destinations think themselves. Holly Patrick talks to association experts to better understand what destinations need to do to attract their attention…

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15 September 2023

M&IT Awards, London, UK

Dust off your eveningwear and join us at Evolution London on Friday 15th September, as we celebrate the organisation and the people within the meetings and events industry. Network and celebrate with your friends and colleagues, whilst enjoying a champagne reception, followed by dinner, wine, entertainment and the main awards ceremony. Once our winners have…

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Northstar / Cvent Meetings Industry PULSE Survey | August 2023

From Northstar Meetings Group: Planners will likely be increasing their budgets next year to account for rising costs, based on findings from the latest Northstar/Cvent Meetings Industry PULSE Survey. Among the highlights of this new research: A plurality of planners (44 percent) report that their event budgets will increase next year, with six out of…

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