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French Tourism Tumbles 10% On Average Following Terrorist Attacks
08-10-2016, 03:20 AM,
French Tourism Tumbles 10% On Average Following Terrorist Attacks
French Tourism Tumbles 10% On Average Following Terrorist Attacks

<p><a href=""><em>Submitted by Michael Shedlock via,</em></a></p>
<p>Want to know how much European tourism declined in the wake of terrorist attacks?</p>
<p>Today, a translated Le Monde (The World) headline reads<em> &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">After the Attacks, Foreign Tourists Leave France</a>&ldquo;.</em></p>
<p>In the first six months of the year, <strong>the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in France fell by an average of 10%, due to concerns over the attacks,</strong> said Secretary of State for tourism promotion, Matthias Fekl, in an interview with the Sunday newspaper.</p>
<p><strong>Decline in Numbers</strong></p>
<li>In Paris, the hotel occupancy fell by 9.8 points to 78.1% in July compared to last year, according to figures from the Economic Observatory of Paris tourism.</li>
<li><strong>Airline reservations for American tourists declined by 19.2%</strong> between 25 and 31 July, while they were up 14% between June 27 and July 3.</li>
<li>Airline reservations of the British fell 23% last week of July, under the combined effect of the attacks, the Brexit and the fall of the pound, according to Thomas Deschamps, economic and Observatory Paris tourism statistics.</li>
<li><strong>The festival of Bayonne posted a decline in attendance of 20%.</strong></li>
<li>The Loire castles, one of the most visited castles in France, experienced a general decline in attendance of 6%, but a fall of 20% for Japanese customers, according to its CEO Jean d&rsquo;Haussonville, quoted in Le Parisien last week.</li>
<li>The firm <em>Protourisme</em> estimates convention cancellations and works council bookings related to <strong>business tourism will be down 5% to 10% in September compared to last year.</strong></li>
<p><strong>Overall French hotel occupancy has fallen between 5 and 10% YoY...</strong></p>
<p><a href=""><img height="295" src="" width="600" /></a></p>
<p><strong>And French RevPar has now tumbled 10 straight months...</strong></p>
<p><a href=""><img height="310" src="" width="600" /></a></p>
<p>Les Miserables, indeed!</p>

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