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Terror attacks cause a temporary drop in tourism, but Paris proves that cities recover

10.2%

The number of visitors to hotels in the city and the region of Paris increased 10.2% in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, to 16,4 million people (link in French).

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10.2%

There is concern that terrorist attacks will harm the a city’s tourism, but the evidence from Paris shows that, given time, tourists return.

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10.2%

After two major attacks in 2015, the number of visitors to hotels in the city and the region of Paris decreased by 4.7% in 2016, to 31 million people.

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10.2%

But now they are back. The number increased for both visitors domestically (up 6.4%) and abroad (up 14.9%).

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