The economy of Venice has been devastated by the lack of tourists post pandemic.
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Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19

As the iconic Italian tourist city reopens, everyone has the same question on their mind, “Who are we reopening for?”

The city attracts 30 million tourists from all over the world contributing $2.5 billion to the economy according to Italian Tourism Ministry. The organisation We are Here Venice has been fighting to get policy makers to understand the advantages of sustainable tourism for the city by launching campaigns to keep massive cruise ships out of the historical harbor and studying the options for preventing flooding like the city endured last fall. The head of the organisation Jane da Mosto sees this as a turning point for the city.

To read more on the city’s attempt to attract more Italian tourists in the future, log on to CNN Travel.