Seine river (Paris)
25 November 2015

Support for the tourism sector after the attacks

The Government wishes to reassure tourists visiting France of their safety. Security measures have been stepped up, particularly in the last few days. The Prime Minister assured the sector of the Government’s support.
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Every effort is being made to ensure the best conditions for tourists’ stays. France is the world's leading tourist destination and its unique assets and its values of hospitality and generosity remain the same as ever.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl met without delay on 23 November with representatives of the tourism industry in Paris and the Île-de-France region as well as representatives of travel agencies, tour operators, hoteliers and restaurateurs, and carriers including Air France, the rail operator SNCF and ADP (Paris Airports). This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the immediate impacts of the events on the key international markets with tourism professionals. Short-term actions were also discussed, particularly in terms of communication to foreign tourists, through the diplomatic network and the tourism operator Atout France.

The postponed and cancelled bookings recorded last week show that communication on the subject must be clear in order to avoid creating unnecessary alarm. Nevertheless, Christmas and February bookings remain positive.

In order to overcome the difficulties faced by the sector, the Prime Minister has proposed financial support measures for hotel owners, in cooperation with Bpifrance, the public investment bank.

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