Venice hotels near sold-out for Easter

Most visitors Italians and Europeans

(ANSA) - Venice, March 24 - Hotels in Venice are almost fully booked over the Easter weekend despite concerns that the terror attacks in Brussels could discourage travel, the association of Venice hoteliers AVA said on Thursday.
    The average stay for visitors will be two nights, and the majority are Italians and Europeans, AVA said. Figures show the nights of Friday and Saturday are close to sold-out while room occupation rates edge lower to 80% between Sunday and Monday, it said.
    "Despite the early Easter and the effects of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, people have not lost the desire to travel," said AVA President Vittorio Bonacini.
    "Terrorism does not stop this freedom that unites people from different countries," he said.