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The Venice Effect: Destination cities imperiled by mass tourism

Mass tourism can be roughly defined as thousands of people going to the same destination, often at the same time of the year, and often arriving in large, consecutive human waves. Examples of these human waves of tourism include, but … Continue reading

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PortMiami Tunnel to open in May

The twin-tube 4,200 foot long PortMiami Tunnel is scheduled to open to traffic in May of 2014. Under construction since 2010, the $1 billion public-private partnership project will extend Interstate 395 under the Government Cut shipping channel separating Watson Island and Dodge … Continue reading

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Europe’s busiest passenger seaports

The Eurostat data below from 2011 includes both ferry and cruise ship passenger data.  It is interesting to note that despite completion of the Chunnel between the United Kingdom and France, Dover remains the busiest passenger seaport in Europe and … Continue reading

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North America’s busiest cruise terminals

The following data is based on ship boardings by cruise departure terminal during the 2011 calendar year. The percent change from 2010 is also provided. Miami, FL – 1.970 million, -8.4% Fort Lauderdale, FL – 1.826 million, +3.8% Port Canaveral (Melbourne), … Continue reading

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