The French economy is tanking. This is the third report on the huge drop in hotel bookings we are reading about within a year and a half. Meaning, the bookings are even lower than a year ago.
Meanwhile, the country’s expenditures just grow and grow. And what is the largest drain on the French economy? Muslims. In every European country you look at you see the same pattern: There is roughly 70-80% unemployment amongst Muslims in every European country who gladly exploit free educational system but prefer to live on free handouts after graduation. French prisons contain a 70% Muslim incarceration percentage. Imagine the cost of that on tax-payers. And imagine the true scale of Muslim crimes in a country where many crimes are not even dealt with by a police force over-worked and overwhelmed to the brim. Then you have the massive scale of illegal Muslim migration and the asylum system, broken by Muslim infiltrated into all levels of government. On Germany alone Merkel’s horrid decision to bring in more than 1 million Muslims in less than a year, many with sexual, mental and tropical diseases, will exhaust the entire healthcare budget by 2017, according to projected estimates. France is no different.
Add to France’s financial drain a massive exploitation of the free healthcare system, demand on housing, a constant stream of Muslim babies born in the country. And being a socialist country French productivity is very low since a socialist country never supports small businesses and always make it impossible for people to become self-sufficient.
Imagine the true scale of Muslim crimes in a country where most crimes are not even dealt with by an over-worked police force stretched to capacity. Then you have the massive scale of illegal Muslim migration and the asylum system, broken by Muslim infiltrated into all levels of government. To Germany alone, Merkel’s horrid decision to bring in more than 1 million Muslims many with sexual and tropical diseases, and endless breeding machines, will exhaust the entire healthcare budget by 2017 according to projected estimates. France is no different. Add to the financial drain a massive exploitation of the free healthcare system, demand on housing, a constant stream of Muslim babies born in the country. And being a socialist country there is low productivity since a socialist country never supports small businesses and always make it impossible for people to become self-sufficient.
They need tourism. France relies hugely on the tourism the industry for its revenues. But now the parasites they invited to their country and clothed and housed, have destroyed even that for them. Socialists are the dumbest people in the world. Never come up with any solutions to anything. Always destructive, always truly rock bottom stupid.
Paris hotel occupancy rates halve as tourists abandon France in wake of terrorist attacks
French police officers patrol at Paris Plage.
David Chazan, Paris
Martin Banks, Brussels
7 August 2016 • 6:37pm, Telegraph
Foreign tourists are shunning France in the wake of terrorist attacks amid concerns over security, with hotel occupancy rates in the capital halved compared to last year.
The industry, crucial to the French economy, has slumped since 130 people were killed in Paris in November.
Visitor numbers have dwindled further since the massacre of 85 people in Nice last month.
In response, the government has launched a plan to promote France as a a safe destination among tour operators and travel journalists
Patrols of tourist sites and beaches by armed soldiers and police have failed to reassure travellers and many foreigners are avoiding Disneyland Paris.
The French capital, which relies on year-round tourism, is the worst affected part of the country.
Matthias Fekl, junior minister for tourism, in charge of a million-euro promotion campaign, said Paris hotels had an occupancy rate of only 32 per cent in the second half of July, compared to 77 per cent last year.
Hotels in Nice suffered a 45 per cent fall in revenue in the two weeks after the July 14 attack on the seafront Promenade des Anglais.
Bundles of flowers and notes mark the spots where people’s bodies were found in Nice.
Mr Fekl is now leading a million-euro plan to promote France as a safe destination with tour operators and travel journalists and allowing hotels and restaurants to postpone repayment of loans and pay taxes later.
However, Jean-Pierre Nadir of the travel website Easyvoyage said terrorism was not the only factor discouraging foreign visitors.
“Protests by taxi drivers and opponents of labour reforms, and strikes by rail workers and refuse collectors during the European football championships also tarnished the image of France,” he said.
The number of visitors to Belgium fell after terrorist attacks in Brussels killed 32 people in March, but guided tours of Molenbeek, the rundown district notorious as a jihadist hub, have surged in popularity.
In what some have criticised as “disaster tourism”, foreigners and Belgians seem increasingly eager to visit the area described as a “breeding ground for terror.”
Scuffles break out between Molenbeek youths and police in Brussels.
The tour company Brukselbinnensebuiten said the number of organised visits to Molenbeek increased nearly ten-fold after the attacks.
Walking tours have been fully booked, with groups of about 40 people joining guided visits every Saturday. Many of the Paris and Brussels attackers grew up in Molenbeek.
It was also home to a large number of the 500 jihadists who have travelled from Belgium to join Isil in Syria. A machete attack on two policewoman in the city of Charleroi, 30 miles south of Brussels, on Saturday prompted calls for increased security.
Armed soldiers are to remain on the streets of Brussels at least until September, a month later than initially planned.
The Belgian capital lost more than €150 million in revenue after the attacks, it has been estimated. Hotel bookings fell by 25 per cent compared to the previous year. Restaurants, bars and cafés also lost business.