European industrial heritage: a “niche” tourism market

The 2011 edition of the European Tourism Day, which took place in Brussels on 27th September, focused on industrial tourism. The European Commission organized a high level conference where tourism stakeholders discussed how industrial heritage can be a vehicle for sustainable development of tourism in Europe. Representatives of International Organizations such as the United Nations World … [Read more…]

Pompeii, no more time to wait

Negligence, hydrogeological instability, heavy rain, insufficient funding for the management of a large and important archaeological site such as Pompeii. According to experts these are some of the causes of the collapses that have recently occurred in the ruins of this ancient Vesuvian town. “This leaves us shocked,” said Dennis Abbott, spokesman for European Commissioner … [Read more…]