first_imgParis registered 16.4 million footfall in the very first half of the year and is set to lure more travellers, as confirmed by a senior official.The hotel visits rose by 12.5% as compared to 2016, in the very first three months of 2017, due credits to the Russian and Japanese visitors who amplified the tapping of the footfall.The overseas visitors were 16% up and the French tourist number was 9.9%, whereas Japanese tourist count saw a remarkable shoot escalating to 62% this year, running in the second position were the Russians with 51% followed by Chinese at 40% for the same time frame of 2016. Around 11.2% more hotel rooms were booked for the business visitors in the first trimester of 2017.As per a French broadcaster, events like the Paris Air Show, plus a stimulus of €8 million for the tourism sector, including increased security has given Paris this huge number of tourists.Nearly more the 7% of France’s national income is curated by tourism industry and in the Île-de-France region about half a million people have jobs related to tourism.last_img

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