Amsterdam is a model for what tourism should look like after COVID

When COVID hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing in the streets, welcomed the newfound tranquility. The pandemic, ...

Cruise ships restart in Venice, bring environmental protests

The first cruise ship since the pandemic wended its way Saturday through the heart of Venice, escorted by triumphant water-spouting tugboats and elated port workers as it traveled down the Giudecca Canal but also protested ...

New blast at St. Vincent volcano; cruise ship helps evacuees

La Soufriere volcano shot out another explosive burst of gas and ash on Friday as a cruise ship arrived to evacuate some of the foreigners who had been stuck on a St. Vincent island coated in ash from a week of violent eruptions.

Green quay will provide a green fjord

Many tourists who want to experience Geiranger fjord, a World Heritage site, come by sea in cruise ships. These large ships are currently powered by fossil fuels, but the Norwegian Parliament has adopted a requirement for ...

Unlocking Australia: What can benefit-cost analysis tell us?

Lockdowns work. That's the evidence from many different countries now, including Australia. To be more precise, lockdowns reduce the effective reproductive rate of the virus to the point where it is below 1, meaning that, ...

Image: Deserted Venetian lagoon

Italy's efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease has led to a decrease of boat traffic in Venice's famous waterways—as captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

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