"We can only work on fiction scenarios with professionals, in order to assess their ability to reopen and the speed at which they can do it," recognizes Corinne Menegaux, the director general of the Paris tourist office . Since no one has a date, it is total fog. Since no one is able to estimate the demand, it is an endless puzzle. The beginning of a consensus is emerging as best it can: the recovery will be gradual, over the weeks, perhaps months.
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Resources will have to be adapted. Hoteliers wonder about the number of hotels to reopen and when. Should they leave rooms, entire floors closed? Will the most visited sites have to adapt their opening slots, to avoid the crowds? Most of the campsites are preparing to open in the coming weeks: their operators and employees cut the hedges, mow the lawn, clean the mobile homes, the toilets, and continue to answer the phone… But
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