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Tourists shun Paris after Muslim terror attacks, ‘small businesses are on their knees’


They need to wake up. People are not shunning Paris because of the terror attacks. They shun Paris because they see how many muslims live in the city and they know another attack is a sad reality. Paris is covered in muslims. Get rid of the muslims and tourism will return. Muslims are destroying the country’s entire economy.

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How the 2015 Paris terror attacks have affected tourism

How the 2015 Paris terror attacks have affected tourism

The Local
Published: 11 Nov 2016

A year after jihadists sowed terror in Paris, killing 130 people, the City of Light is struggling to restore its lustre as fearful tourists stay away in droves.

In the Paris area alone, tourism revenue is expected to plunge by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) this year.

“We haven’t recovered,” the tourism chief for the Paris region, Frederic Valletoux, told AFP. “The impact is lasting and completely unprecedented…. Many small businesses are on their knees.”

France’s Socialist government on Monday unveiled a 42-million-euro plan to boost security in tourist areas, on top of ten million already earmarked for promotional efforts.

“We must say it clearly,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. “Tourism in France is going through a difficult period.”

The new measures will tighten security at prime tourist magnets such as the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, which saw a 20 percent drop in visitors in the past year.

Tourist arrivals to France were down 8.1 percent in the ten months from January to October. The government has set a goal of attracting 100 million foreign visitors in 2020, compared with 85 million last year.

Nice attack deepened fears

Officials had hoped the stay-away trend would reverse after the successful hosting of the Euro football championship in July.

But just days after the end of the competition, the tourism sector took a massive new blow with the Bastille Day truck rampage in the Riviera resort city of Nice that claimed a further 86 lives.

“People are afraid because it’s not just one thing but a series” of attacks in France, said Serbian tourist Vladimir Mitrasinovic, a London-based tech executive who was visiting Paris for a reunion.

Restaurants “are getting hit hard, both in Paris and the Riviera”, said Roland Heguy, head of the hotel industry association UMIH.

The summer months, normally the peak tourist season, “were very bad for this sector”, he said.

The terror attacks were significant, but not alone, in discouraging tourism over the past year, which has also seen massive street protests over labour reforms that frequently turned violent.

Among other deterrents, the Paris region has seen a series of thefts targeting Asian visitors.

“Asian tourists – all tourists – must know that they are safe in France,” Valls’ office said.

January to October saw a 39 percent decrease in Japanese tourists and 23 percent fewer Chinese visitors.

On a recent afternoon, shoppers entering Paris’s venerable Printemps department store gamely submitted to metal detector wands. Yan Liu, one of the store’s dozens of Chinese sales assistants to cater for Chinese shoppers, said the wands were introduced about a year ago – corresponding to the November attacks.

“I’m afraid it doesn’t look like (shopping tourism) is coming back,” said Liu, 37, who has worked at Printemps for four years.

‘Paris is Paris’

She said the rash of robberies targeting Chinese was one factor keeping Asian tourists away.

“But the sense that France isn’t safe is especially because of the attacks,” Liu said.

In the Pigalle district, home to the Moulin Rouge, Danish tourist Jens Peter Frahm-Hansen said the jihadist attacks did not deter him. “You shouldn’t be afraid of these types of people, that’s what they want,” the 64-year-old retired Kodak executive said.

His friend Mitrasinovic, who lived through the July 7th, 2005, London bombings, was equally sanguine about the threat.

“Most of us think it won’t stop, so we won’t change our plans,” he chimed in.

Frahm-Hansen said the group of former work colleagues had ruled out meeting up in places like Turkey or Tunisia because of security fears.

“We could have gone anywhere else, but we chose Paris,” he said. “The sun is the same everywhere, but Paris is Paris. It’s unique and you have to see it.”

12 thoughts on “Tourists shun Paris after Muslim terror attacks, ‘small businesses are on their knees’

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  5. That is what France gets for allowing themselves to be colonized by ignorant savages.

    The people of France need to stop fearing political correctness and kick every last Muslim out of France to restore. The longer they wait, the harder and more bloody it will be.

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  6. You would think that a country that is so dependent on tourism would not allow savages to set up camp in one of the most visited cites in the world. Unless they take some action and eliminate these drains on society, they will end up with no businesses, no tourists and dead broke. I guess then the muzzles can set up their caliphate as planned. EU has destroyed Europe while Brussels fiddles.

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  7. Paris was named after a Caucasian hero, it was Caucasian until relatively recently, but as usual, the Marxists and their financial backers, used their modern “Red Army”, to bring down an ancient, romantic city. If Trump fails to bring unity and Christian values back, any future Revolution will remove the head of the snake, directly.

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