The photograph is taken by ENIT, the National Tourism Agency, which underlines how Venice is suffering the most from cities, with 68% of rooms still available. To lead the recovery there is instead Rimini, which breathes with half of the nights booked.
The cities of art are penalized by the strong dependence on international tourism which, in an annual projection on 2020, sees Florence at – 63.9% of arrivals, Naples at – 61.5%, Venice at – 60.7%, Rome a – 60.5%, numbers similar to those of Nice-Cannes (- 61.8%), Barcelona (- 59.2%) and Paris (- 57.9%).
If you look at airport arrivals from January 1st to June 15th, the losses reach 77.3% compared to 2019. To travel less to Italy, and not only, are mainly Chinese (-85.9%) and United States (-84.1%), while the lowest declines are those from France (in any case -70.7%) and Russia (-69.5%).
And even if local travelers are down (-31%), not all, however, give up their holidays. According to the ENIT identikit, mainly men (56%) between 36 and 55 years of age (40%) move and family holidays (54%), followed by couples (38%) ), while as regards occupations, 23.7% of retirees, 15% of workers and only 5.4% of managers and 4.2% of freelancers do not renounce their holidays. Starting will be the inhabitants of the areas most affected by the coronavirus: Northern Italy (41% from the North West and 19% from the North East), followed by the South and Islands (28%) and the Center (12%)
Meanwhile, some small positive signs begin to register. The Agency’s survey shows that 69% of Italians perceive an improvement in the situation. There is a regional recovery in tourism and, with the opening of borders by European countries – including France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain -, the flights of the main airlines are increasing: Ryanair (+ 46%), Easyjet (+ 22%), Klm (+ 12%).