Fast re-organizing of Italy’s Tourism department

Fast re-organizing of Italy’s Tourism department

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Italian Conti government reshuffle

The return of Minister Franceschini to the MiBAC following formation of the new Conti government restores tourism to the initial department and renames the acronym to MiBACT. The addition of “T” means Tourism.

This is likely to boost tourism by restoring some unsolved provisions including the Strategic Arrange for Tourism and the tax credit – support to tourism businesses for improvements to the structures – that had also end up being the strengths of the Franceschini department through the Gentiloni government.

The positive aspect which will certainly be stressed by the trade associations may be the understanding of an institutional interlocutor – Franceschini – who has strongly believed in the tourism plus art binomial always, when compared to previous minister of MiPAAFT (The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies) which had included tourism in the sector under agricultural policies, re-launching the theme of agri-food, food, and wine excellence as strengths.

With the brand new Conte Government there exists a season of new interlocutions with the recently-appointed ENIT &ndash also; the Italian Government Tourist Board – management sufficient reason for important interlocutors: the FS (Railways) Group and Alitalia, united by way of a not easy treatment for the never-ending story of the air carrier searching for a complete raise of its activity.

Fast re-organizing of the Tourism department

Franceschini’s settlement has given priority to arrange his work group by appointing both deputies of the Minister of the MiBACT – they’re the Undersecretaries of Cultural Heritage, both with technical experience: Lorenza Bonaccorsi which has the delegation to Tourism, and Anna Laura Orrico, confirmed by the Council of Ministers of the Conte bis government. Both participate in the PD and 5Stars party for par condicio. Altogether, 42 are undersecretaries and 10 are deputy ministers to Tourism.

The first innovative strategic moves by Minister Franceschini

On the occasion of his participation in the recent Venice Film Festival, he made dedication via twitter with the town: “In Venice for the # Biennalecinema2019. Dedication: by the finish of my mandate no large Ship will pass before San Marco. The @_MiBAC constraint is the initial step. We’ve lost enough time and the planet talks about us in disbelief too.”

Franceschini’s message came carrying out a protest by 300 protesters from the “Committee of No Large Ships,”  who occupied the red carpet for many hours.

The question of the passing of large ships in the Giudecca Canal and San Marco is a much-debated topic lately following the incident in the lagoon at the start of June and the former Infrastructure Minister Danilo Toninelli had spoken of a shift in the terminal already in September. However, that the August 22 meeting between your ministry and the Port Authority was deserted the federal government crisis meant.

A meeting solicited by the Italian Tourist Guided (GIT) to the minister


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An open letter of the Italian Tourist Guides (GTI) was sent to the Minister of the MiBACT, Dario Franceschini, saying “an urgent meeting must face the main issues for the GIT category.”

The letter posed the question concerning the kind of tourism best suited to Italian expectations: A mass tourism, concentrated only on the populous cities of art, already overcrowded, or invest on less known territories also, with less standardized routes?

The guides also urge the reform of the profession to place an final end to the “regulatory chaos” and “the abusive nature of pseudo-guides that damage the incoming.” In compliance with EU regulations, GTI asks most importantly for full recognition of the national license that qualifies the experience.

Points which Simone Fiderigo Claudia and Franci Sonego, president and vice president GTI respectively, expect a reply: “In the sector we need articulated reasoning. It’s time to take full advantage of those that, in tourism, use understanding of the known facts and skills. We tourist guides – the letter continues – will be the calling card of the national country. We tell it to tourists passionately, and memories, suggestions, and love for the territory be determined by our words.”

The letter addressed to the Minister Franceschini concludes with a obtain a gathering “in virtue of our presence, in these full years, at the ministerial table on Tourism, in virtue of the awareness, as operators but most importantly sector professionals, of experiencing a weight and a job in the promotion of the national country System, making us reliable interlocutors.”

Author: Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy

Mario is a veteran in the travel industry. His experience extends worldwide since 1960 when at the age of 21 he started exploring Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Mario has seen the World Tourism develop up to date and witnessed the destruction of the root/testimony of the past of a good number of countries in favor of modernity/progress. During the last 20 years Mario's travel experience has concentrated in South East Asia and of late included the Indian Sub Continent. Part of Mario's work experience includes multi activities in the Civil Aviation field concluded after organizing the kik off of for Malaysia Singapore Airlines in Italy as an Institutor and continued for 16 years in the role of Sales /Marketing Manager Italy for Singapore Airlines after the split of the two governments in October 1972. Mario's official Journalist license is by the "National Order of Journalists Rome, Italy in 1977.

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