Friday, August 19
"Number of foreign visitors to France falls sharply"
13:55 GMT - 8/19/16:
RT News Briefs
The number of foreign tourists fell sharply in France in the second quarter of the year, official data showed on Friday, during a period marked by street protests, strikes and poor weather and after November’s Islamist militant attacks.
The number of nightly stays in France by foreign tourists fell by 8.5 percent in the three months to end-June compared to the same period a year ago. French tourists were also less keen to visit their own country, with figures down 2.9 percent.
The decline in the second quarter was a blow to tourism professionals, after figures had started to recover in the first quarter following the November attacks in which 130 people were killed by gunmen and suicide bombers in and around Paris. (Reuters)
Let's hope this is temporary, not a trend.