Tourism

Comment
Venice

Don’t believe what you read in the papers: Venice won't lose its cruise ships any time soon

A lack of a long-term plan combined with the economic benefits brought by the luxury liners means a cruise ship ban will take long to implement

News
Public art

A new series of waterfront commissions boosts Southeast England's artistic renaissance

Site-specific works by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Holly Hendry are planned as part of the Creative Coast initiative led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent

News
Museums & Heritage

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

Egyptian government hopes vast museum near Pyramids of Giza will win back international tourists

News
Conservation & Preservation

Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019 as cost to rebuild Homs reaches $2bn

Authorities says they have received "good offers from the world powers" to help conserve ancient sites

News
Tourism

Italy scraps free Sundays at cultural sites like Pompeii and the Colosseum

Move introduced by new culture minister sparks political backlash but museum directors express support

News

More foreigners than Brits to visit UK’s top museums

Boost for tourism as rising numbers of visitors flock to London and beyond

News
Art market

Hoteliers become curators as reproductions create market niche

Trend towards licensing works for use in the hospitality industry can offer a new income stream for artists