Immediately after the Brussels bombings, hotel occupancy in Belgium plunged to 25 percent, down from 82 percent the night before, the Wall Street Journal cites STR, a company that tracks hotel industry data.
At the same time, hotel bookings in London fell to 59 percent and 67 percent in Paris.
Tourism in Europe has been struggling since last November’s Paris attacks that took the lives of 130 people.
As Euro 2016 begins, traditional hotels still have plenty of vacancies. And bookings for the summer are down 50 percent on last year.
EXCLUSIVE: Mob violence in lawless Paris: Terrifying video shows ‘woman tourist’ viciously attacked by marauding youths in city deserted by police despite ‘state of emergency’ and Euros rampage
- Young woman viciously beaten ‘within sight of Notre Dame’ in Paris
- Bloodcurdling screams and horrific attack caught on witnesses camera
- Extended attack not attended by police despite police station next door
- Paris is ‘like a warzone,’ a witness told MailOnline who said he was terrified
By Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline
Published: 15:40, 22 June 2016
A young woman screamed helplessly as she was set upon by a violent gang in the centre of tourist Paris today.
She was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head and upper body as around 15 mainly men surrounded her, knocking her to the ground.
The terrifying attack, which was captured on video, took place within sight of Notre Dame Cathedral, and less than half-a-mile from the Louvre museum.