If the beautiful summer of tourism in France has delighted many players in the sector, travel agencies and tour operators, they do not see the end of the tunnel before spring 2022. Certainly, nearly a third of their customers left for France this summer, against 18% in 2019. But these companies mainly selling stays abroad, their overall activity plunged.
"The French still cannot travel to Asia, the United States and with difficulty in North Africa,"
notes Jean-Pierre Mas, president of Travel Companies, the trade union for the profession.
As long as we do not regain freedom of movement, the sector will not catch up.
The recovery will not be there until March 2022. "
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To make matters worse, bookings for the end of the year are undermining their morale.
After a drop of 35% this summer (compared to 2019), they fell by 55% for September, October and November and by 44% for December.
These figures will improve, because the French will decide
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