Articles tagged “paris”

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The City of Light famously embraced African-American expats fleeing American racism. A tour of the former hangouts of these intellectuals, performers, and other luminaries can offer a fresh travel experience.

1 week ago

Airbnb Caps Rentals in Select Paris Neighborhoods to 120 Nights Per Year

Airbnb Caps Rentals in Select Paris Neighborhoods to 120 Nights Per Year

Associated Press

It's a start, but having these rental limits apply to only 20 percent of the neighborhoods in your No. 1 market in the entire world doesn't seem like very much. And who's to say those same Airbnb hosts won't just turn to other short-term rental sites instead?

4 weeks ago

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press

Perhaps by 2030, a ban of gas-powered cars wouldn't be as controversial an issue as it appears today. After all, by then, all vehicles will be battery-powered and driverless, right?

2 months ago

Paris is Debating Investments in Infrastructure Projects for Tourists Versus Locals

Paris is Debating Investments in Infrastructure Projects for Tourists Versus Locals

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Many large cities around the world are facing predicaments that are similar to what Paris is dealing with. Governments like the idea of building projects that will bring in more tourist spending, sometimes at the expense of those who elected them to office.

2 months ago

Paris Bans Cars for a Day and People Take Over the Boulevards

Paris Bans Cars for a Day and People Take Over the Boulevards

Associated Press

It was a Paris for a day off-the-beaten track. Or, at least there were few cars on the roadways, and it was virtually only footsteps beating a track toward the city's many delights.

2 months ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

3 months ago

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Associated Press

It's been a general truism that destinations can often bounce back, at least tourism wise, from isolated — but tragic — terrorist incidents. It has taken awhile, but it appears Paris is certainly back.

4 months ago

A New Breed of French Hoteliers Has a Budget Response to Airbnb

A New Breed of French Hoteliers Has a Budget Response to Airbnb

Colin Nagy, Skift

A beautiful, well designed room in Paris for 150 euros a night? This might be an interesting counter to the rise of Airbnb in the city.

4 months ago

A Parisian Luxury Institution Gets a Facelift to Compete with Modern Hotels

A Parisian Luxury Institution Gets a Facelift to Compete with Modern Hotels

Laura Powell, Skift

Renovating an historic grande dame hotel can be a daunting task. And when you are working with a Parisian building originally commissioned by Louis XV, the stakes are even higher. We learn how a team of French designers re-imagined the historic Hôtel de Crillon into a hotel that appealed to 21st century senses and sensibilities.

5 months ago

Paris and Los Angeles on Track to Host the Next Summer Olympics Games

Paris and Los Angeles on Track to Host the Next Summer Olympics Games

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

It is hip to be cynical about the Olympics because recent host cities have mismanaged spending. Yet we believe officials when they say Los Angeles doesn't need to construct new permanent venues and can keep costs in line.

5 months ago

London Signs Tourism Agreement With Paris While the UK Prepares for Brexit

London Signs Tourism Agreement With Paris While the UK Prepares for Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The timing of this announcement – in the same week that the UK formally starts the Brexit process – shows that the Mayor of London is keen to show the city is still very much willing to work with Europe.

9 months ago

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

9 months ago