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Travel and Tourism - France - August 2016

“France’s enduring popularity is partly due to its place in history, its well-run tourism industry and to its high profile on the world stage (among other factors). The country frequently ‘refreshes’ its tourism products (ie there are always new things for tourists to see and do) and it attracts a high number of repeat visitors.”

- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • Why did arrivals from the UK and Germany drop in 2014?
  • What trend is boosting air traffic to regional airports?
  • What steps are the government taking to counteract the fallout from the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015?
  • Why is France likely to retain its number-one ranking as the world’s most popular tourist destination?

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Table of contents

  1. France: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
              • A unique terroir
              • Attractions

                  • Paris – Île de France
                    • The regions
                      • Normandy
                        • Brittany
                          • The Loire Valley
                            • Provence
                              • The island of Corsica
                              • Tourism and the Economy

                                  • The travel and tourism economy
                                    • Figure 1: Travel & tourism economy showing direct & indirect impact on employment & GDP, 2010 & 2015
                                  • Tourism revenues
                                    • Figure 2: International tourism revenues, expenditures & tourism balance, 2010-14
                                • Arrivals

                                  • International
                                    • Figure 3: Top 10 destinations for international tourist arrivals, 2011-14
                                  • Did the terrorist attacks impact 2015 arrivals?
                                    • Source countries for international arrivals
                                      • Figure 4: International tourist arrivals by country/region of residence, 2012-14
                                    • Domestic
                                      • Figure 5: Domestic spending on business & leisure travel, 2011-15
                                  • Market Characteristics

                                    • International
                                      • Purpose of visit
                                        • Seasonality
                                          • Length of stay
                                            • Domestic
                                              • Purpose of visit
                                                • Seasonality
                                                  • Length of stay
                                                  • Transport

                                                    • Air
                                                      • The world’s busiest airports
                                                        • Figure 6: Top 10 busiest airports in the world, 2015
                                                      • Other international gateways
                                                        • Figure 7: Passenger traffic at Paris Orly Airport, 2011-15
                                                        • Figure 8: Major regional airports handling over 7 million passengers annually showing growth between 2010-15
                                                      • Air France-KLM returns to profitability
                                                        • Road
                                                          • Rail
                                                            • Sea
                                                              • The cruise sector
                                                              • Accommodation

                                                                • Hotel classification system
                                                                  • Room stock and occupancy rates
                                                                    • Conventions and the MICE market
                                                                      • Investment in tourism infrastructure
                                                                        • Figure 9: Capital investment in travel & tourism, 2011-15
                                                                    • Tourism News

                                                                        • An anti-terrorism advertising campaign
                                                                        • What Next?

                                                                          Travel and Tourism - France - August 2016

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