How the French tourism industry is coping post-Covid-19

How is the tourism industry faring post-Covid-19? Pictured: Nice, France
How is the tourism industry faring post-Covid-19? Pictured: Nice, France

The tourism industry hopes to salvage 60% to 70% of last year’s sales figures, says the head of the official agency which promotes France abroad.

Caroline Leboucher, managing director of Atout France, told Connexion “it all depends on how long it takes for flights to start again”. She said there had been encouraging booking numbers, especially from Belgians, the Dutch and Swiss, since borders with most other European countries opened on June 15.

Insurance issues

Paid attractions in and around Paris will suffer, according to overseas tourist figures from 2018 published this February.
Paid attractions in and around Paris will suffer, according to overseas tourist figures from 2018 published this February.

Atout France’s UK office was aware of “a lot of pent-up demand” as people wait to see if the UK would lift its 14-day quarantine, which also affects returning holidaymakers. The UK is also still advising only ‘essential’ travel abroad, raising issues for ...

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