Threatening news from the booking companies

Threatening news from the booking companies

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “a tour-booking company reports that ticket purchases for the Sistine Chapel and the Louvre leading into the summer travel season are up 60% over the same March to mid-May period last year. The Eiffel Tower is up 170% from those same weeks in 2014”. Worrysome news these are for us living in Venice (except for the street vendors of T-shirts and refrigerator magnets). We already are overwhelmed by 30 million visitors a year. What will be of us, and of our beloved town, if this trend goes on, as it will mercilessly do?

Read here the article on the Wall Street Journal:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-braces-for-a-summer-travel-crush-1432847803?KEYWORDS=Louvre+

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