Britons turn backs on French holidays

Flower Campings has seen a 10% drop in British tourists

A big drop in the number of British visitors to France – including a 23% fall in UK tourists to the Dordogne at the start of July – has not stopped 2019 looking like a good year for tourism overall.

April was a good month, May was poor, June was excellent and July was normal, Didier Arino, head of the market research agency Protourisme, told Connexion.

August was also expected to be good but possibly not as good as August 2018, which was one of the best months ever, and reservations were high for September.

He said areas that depended on British visitors had suffered the most early in the season.

“Middle-class British visitors were visibly absent from campsites and rural areas such as the Dordogne and Ardèche,” said Mr Arino. “Brexit ...

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