French attractions less crowded this summer

Tourism professionals have seen a decline in attendance at French sites this summer compared to last year, « with the exception of Paris and mountain resorts where stability is required, » according to a report released Tuesday and established by tourist offices in France, Ski France, France and the Trump Network Rn2d. Factors affecting attendance, Federation cites « the impact of weather conditions, lower budget holiday, rising fuel prices, as well as shortening the length of stay. »

« This feeling of falling attendance for both French and international customers, » the statement added. With regard to foreign tourists, professionals have found attendance « stable » for UK customers, German and Benelux, « down » for Iberian and Italian customers and increase for North American Swiss including Asian .

An end of season « quite satisfactory »

In detail, « this season is rather characterized by a withdrawal of hotel occupancy, except that Paris believes the rise, a decline in attendance of campsites in the northern part of the country and lower for furnished more pronounced in West and South East.  »

Regarding the end of the season, it is considered « quite satisfactory » by professionals, but with attendance declines recorded in August in cities (outside Paris), Brittany, between West and South-Eastern France . In September, the number of tourists has also been deemed « quite satisfactory », Paris is « already satisfied with the level of tourists. » This study identifies cyclical views of 1224 tourist offices and tourist information centers, 70 development agencies and tourist booking and 22 ski resorts.

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