Paris, shunned by international vacationers? The French capital registered a stagnation of vacationer arrivals of the capital within the first half of this yr. The motion of the “yellow vests”, financial difficulties, and Brexit have contributed to the tourism slowdown based on consultants.
Within the first six months of this yr, the resort arrivals barely decreased by Zero.1% (to 17.Three million) in comparison with the primary half of 2018 – which had an “absolute” attendance document. The stays of French vacationers (+ Zero.Three%), nonetheless, offset the lack of international guests (-Zero.5%) between January and June, impacted partially by the demonstrations of “yellow vests” which began in November.
It was within the first quarter that the resort attendance was essentially the most affected: -Four.eight% for international guests, -Three.Four% for French vacationers.
Within the second quarter, the arrivals went up particularly due to the Ladies’s World Cup soccer.
Whereas the arrivals of Japanese, Spanish and American vacationers have elevated over the semester, the decline is marked by the British (304,000 in a single day stays), the Ile-de-France area explaining the tourism slowdown by Brexit. Nevertheless, the UK nonetheless stays the second supply nation to the vacation spot, behind america.
Arrivals of Chinese language guests have additionally slowed down (42,000 in a single day stays), with the area highlighting the “financial difficulties skilled by this clientele”. Total, over the half-year, tourism receipts reached € 9.eight billion, a decline of € 92 million (-Zero.1% year-on-year).