TOURISTS who travel in a day (one day tourist) in Venice, Italy, this year will be charged an additional fee of 5 euros or around IDR81,993 per day. Before visiting Venice, tourists are also required to book tickets online.
According to the Deputy Mayor for Tourism of Venice, Simone Venturini quoting from Euronews recently, said the ticket is valid for one day only, because the aim is to limit the number of tourists entering.
“The aim is to reduce day tourism, flash tourism, (tourists) arriving and leaving in one day, which makes the city exhausted. At the same time, it also encourages slower tourism,” he said.
Previous data showed that around 100,000 tourists freely roamed the city square every day until now. Venice is one of the tourist destinations affected by mass tourism or overtourism.
For years, local residents have expressed their fear of having their city turned into Veniceland or a theme park tourist attraction. In addition to limiting arrivals, the Venetian government will also install 500 cameras to monitor the flow of tourists.
The police will also be able to identify tourists directly thanks to data stored on mobile phones. [sources/photo special]