Tourism: arrivals in Venice halved compared to summer 2019 – Veneto

Confesercenti, we are aiming for the return of the Americans in 2022

(ANSA) – VENICE, SEPTEMBER 30 – Venice was particularly affected by the pandemic period and compared to the general recovery in coastal and mountain locations, the economy linked to tourism in the lagoon city has struggled to take off. This is how Confesercenti framed the situation in the lagoon, which is particularly affected by the absence of flows from the United States, Australia and Great Britain. If it is true that the arrivals of the tourist season (May-August) registered a + 63% compared to last year, compared to 2019 the figure speaks of an effective halving of tourists (-50%). The increase, however, concerned the more ‘hit and run’ tourism, with attendances that grew in a non-stop way, stopping at an increase of + 39%. “We are confident that the effects of the vaccination campaign, which have already been seen in other tourist resorts, will also have an impact in Venice in the coming months – commented Maurizio Franceschi, director of the Venice-Rovigo metropolitan Confesercenti. to come and especially to 2022. Especially with the next of the American market in the city, we will return back to pre-Covid levels “. (HANDLE).