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Paris Tourism Remains Down a Year After Attack


A year after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, tourism still remains in limbo, according to a report from South African news outlet Sputnik. 

“Since the beginning of this year, French tourism industry, which accounts for almost 8 percent of country's GDP, have seen an 8 percent fall in the number of foreign arrivals with almost 40 percent less Japanese, 23 percent less Chinese and 10 percent less Germans,” says Sputnik.

Tourism may be down, but many believe that the terror attacks don’t shoulder all of the blame. 

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Paris tourism lost $A1.1b after attacks


Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros ($A1.11 billion) in lost revenue, officials say.

"It's time to realise that the tourism sector is going through an industrial disaster. This is no longer the time for communication campaigns but to set up a relief plan," Frederic Valletoux, head of the Paris region tourist board said in a statement.

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