Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, Jharkhand recently inaugurated a 95-acre park that has been built to preserve the Jurassic-era fossils and more in top stories of the day.
Day-trip to Venice will cost a fee and a prior reservation
Recently, Venice tourism department officials announced that come January 16, 2023, visitors who are visiting Venice on a day-trip will have to make prior reservations and pay a fee, in an attempt to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic centre.
If your Venice visit does not include a stay at any of the hotels or lodges, you will be required to sign up online declaring the day of the visit. The fee amount will be subject to how advanced your booking is and whether or not you are visiting in the peak tourist season. The amount will range anywhere between 3-10 euros. There will be a booking and payment system with QR Code, and you will be required to show this proof of payment if asked. Failing to do so will result in a fine which can even go up to 300 euros.
Also to note, visitors who have bookings with hotels and lodges need not pay the visiting fee.
Jharkhand’s first fossil park opens doors for visitors
Jharkhand recently inaugurated a 95-acre park that has been built to preserve the Jurassic-era fossils. Set on Rajmahal hills in Sahebganj, this fossil park in Mandro Block has been built at a cost of INR 10.79 crore, which apart from generating employment for locals, will also promote eco-tourism. Speaking on the occasion, the spokesperson added that this is one of the biggest treasure troves that Jharkhand is proud of. Mandro hill is one of the world’s rarest places that boasts of such fossil finds, he added.
The park has several facilities including, a mini laboratory, a museum-cum-auditorium, and an eco-tourism complex. It has been developed with the objective of generating awareness about the importance of fossil preservation, eco-tourism promotion, and livelihood opportunity creation for locals here.
Goa starts ‘Monsoon Trekking’ to boost tourism in hinterland areas
The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) recently launched the Monsoon Trekking programme to boost tourism in hinterland areas. As per the reports, more than eight million tourists visit Goa every year, and most of them prefer to visit the beaches to enjoy sun, sand, and the sea during their vacation. However, now the Goa Government is also focusing on hinterland tourism. The Chairman also added that the tourist guides will be trained by the GTDC and the Forest Department, and that only certified guides will be permitted to accompany tourists.
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