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International tourism receipts in France have collapsed since January

2020-09-16T12:01:50.671Z

The movements of the French in their country, however, allowed attendance to rise to a "better than expected" level.



The year 2020 will definitely not be a good year for the tourism sector.

At the end of the Council of Ministers, this Wednesday, the Secretary of State in charge of the file, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, presented an initial assessment of the season.

And the results are not good: in total, between January and the end of July, international tourism receipts collapsed by 49.4%, from 33.1 billion euros, in 2019, to 16.7 billion euros. euros this year over the same period.

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"

There are sectors in difficulty, in particular that of travel operators, the event sector

," said the spokesperson of the executive, Gabriel Attal.

The government says it is attentive to sectoral developments as well as to the difficulties encountered by certain territories in particular, such as the Overseas Territories or the city of Lourdes.

A new interministerial tourism committee will meet "

during the month of October

", announced the representative of the executive.

However, all is not dark: "

attendance was overall better than expected

", details the executive's report, thanks to the holidays of the French in France.

Source: lefigaro

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