Friday,  August 7, 2020  10:45 pm

Italian National Tourist Board pledges support to Venice


Italian National Tourist Board pledges support to Venice

The Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT) has declared it will be by Venice’s side following the damage caused by bad weather and floods, with a virtual network of its 28 Italian National Tourist offices abroad. 

An immediate coverage that allows information on the region that has been hit by heavy floods to be shared in detail and to activate the necessary support to guard and restore the locations that make Italy an unparalleled destination. 

Venice in the heart

The Italian National Tourist Board has alerted all foreign branches asking for maximum updated coverage for the city of Venice through all its social media accounts. 

“Venice in the heart” is the campaign that has been launched by the municipal council of Venice to make the city shine once again and that has already begun to rebuild, restore and fix the damages, but there is still much that needs to be done. 

The council has opened a bank account for donations from Italy and abroad. The safeguard of Venetian tourism is fundamental for the Italian economy. International visitors, equalling 86 per cent of the total have increased by +3.5 per cent compared to 2017, while the domestic market which totals 14 per cent has increased by  +4.8 per cent, taking the total visitor growth to +3.7 per cent.

In 2019 from January to July, Venice has witnessed growth compared to the same period in 2018 (+6.5 per cent between January and July 2018). In 2018 international visitors in the Venice municipality increased by  +13.5 per cent compared to the previous year. Foreign expenditure comes close to three million Euros with an increase of +5,8% compared to 2017. 

To support Venice's recovery efforts, click here.


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