Thursday, October 10, 2013

Venice threatened by cruise ship tourism

News that Venice has been added to the World Monument Fund's Watch List of heritage sites at risk has been welcomed by parties set of preserving the city for future generations. Cruise ship tourism has been identified as one of the most significant threats as visitors flock to the city. Visitor numbers have increased by 400% within the past five years and during the peak season an average of 20,000 tourists pour into the city's streets and squares each day.