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Paris hotel occupancy rates halved after terrorist attacks

08 August 2016 by
Paris hotel occupancy rates halved after terrorist attacks

Occupancy rates in the French capital of Paris have halved compared with last year amid concerns over security, according to reports.

Visitor numbers are said to have fallen following the killing of 130 people in terrorist attacks in Paris in November last year, as well as the massacre of 85 people in Nice last month.

Matthias Fekl, junior minister for tourism said Paris hotels had an occupancy rate of only 32% in the second half of July, compared with 77% last year, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Meanwhile, hotels in the French city of Nice saw a 45% drop in revenue in the two weeks following the 14 July attack on the seafront Promenade des Anglais.

The French minister is now leading a campaign to promote France as a safe destination to tourists and travel journalists, costing millions of Euros.

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