In an attempt to stop unregistered taxis offering their illegal services at Rome Fiumicino airport, there is now a tourist information point in terminal B distributing tourist information and giving advice about public transport to central Rome. By mid-April there should be similar information points at all terminals.
The Rome tourist agency has announced that in future it will work with the province of Rome and the region of Lazio in promoting its tourist services worldwide. The first outing together was at the international tourism exchange (the BIT) in Berlin where the vice mayor of Rome Mariapia Garavaglia announced various new initiatives for both the city and the province of Rome. From 5 April there will be a new service called "Bus 'n Boat", which includes a trip on the Tiber in conjunction with a city tour on the 110 open double-decker bus. Garavaglia also said that two new youth hostels are due to open by the end of the year, that there are plans to develop the beaches in the province and to promote agritourism, especially bed and breakfast accommodation.
Enrico Gasbarra, the head of the provincial government, has also suggested the installation of Rome information stands at airports in New York and Tokyo so that travellers can receive information about the city before their departure.
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