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Travel and Tourism - France - February 2018

“As the world’s most popular tourist destination, France is endowed with an extraordinary wealth of tourist attractions and glorious scenery, coupled with outstanding gastronomy and impeccable wine credentials that are renowned all over the world. Following the devastating terrorist attacks that had a direct effect on the tourist industry, all the signs are that the resilience of the market is winning and arrivals are set to reach new heights.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • What are the major tourism attractions in France?
  • What effect did the terror attacks of 2015 and 2016 have on the tourism sector?
  • How well is the tourism sector recovering?
  • How is the traditional accommodation sector evolving alongside the sharing economy?
  • What new tourism initiatives are in the pipeline?

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Table of contents

  1. France: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                  • Figure 1: Selected most visited monuments, historic sites & recreational attractions, 2015-16
              • Tourism and the Economy

                  • Figure 2: France GDP % growth, 2014-19
                  • Figure 3: International tourism receipts, 2012-16
                  • Figure 4: International tourism receipts – Performance to date, 2017
              • Arrivals

                • International
                  • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals, 2012-16
                  • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals by region, 2014-16
                  • Figure 7: Top 10 tourist arrivals by source market, 2014-16
                • Domestic
                  • Figure 8: Domestic tourism trips, 2014-16
                  • Figure 9: Domestic tourism trips by destination, 2016
              • Market Characteristics

                • International
                  • Purpose of visit
                    • Figure 10: International visitor arrivals by purpose of visit, 2014-15
                  • Seasonality
                    • Figure 11: Monthly arrivals in tourist accommodation in France, 2016
                  • Length of stay
                    • Figure 12: Average length of stay (nights) of international tourists, 2016
                  • Domestic
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Figure 13: Domestic tourism trips by purpose of visit, 2014-16
                    • Seasonality
                      • Figure 14: Domestic tourism trips by month, 2016
                    • Length of stay
                    • Transport

                        • Figure 15: International tourist arrivals by mode of transport (%), 2016
                      • Air
                        • Road
                          • Rail
                            • Sea
                              • Figure 16: Cruise passenger numbers to selected Mediterranean ports, 2014-16
                          • Accommodation

                              • Figure 17: Tourist accommodation stock in France, 2017
                              • Figure 18: Hotels in France, 2017
                          • Tourism News

                            • Paris bounces back in 2017
                              • Airbnb’s challenge to the hospitality sector
                                • World first: Ponant develops underwater lounge on ship
                                • What Next?

                                  • Paris to host 2024 Olympic Games
                                    • Future exceptionally bright for tourism in France

                                    Travel and Tourism - France - February 2018

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