Articles tagged “paris”

Parisians Return to Cafe Terraces as Government Lifts Restrictions

Parisians Return to Cafe Terraces as Government Lifts Restrictions

Geert De Clercq, Reuters

That most enduring sign of civilization — the Parisian café terrace — is back. But proprietors are reopening in a strange new world of government guidelines.

23 hours ago

France’s Louvre Museum Plans to Reopen on July 6

France’s Louvre Museum Plans to Reopen on July 6

Christian Lowe and Benoit Van Overstraeten, Reuters

The move to reopen France's most famous museum will come in time for Bastille Day celebrations of national freedom. Très bien.

5 days ago

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments

Jon Henley, Stephen Burgen and Rory Carroll, The Guardian

Short-term rental hosts are turning to traditional apartment rentals during the coronavirus crisis, but no one knows how they will react when tourists eventually return.

4 weeks ago

This Rooftop Beekeeper Helps the Mandarin Oriental in Paris Stay Eco-Friendly

This Rooftop Beekeeper Helps the Mandarin Oriental in Paris Stay Eco-Friendly

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris, has some very special guests on its rooftop: bees. Someone has to take care of them. Enter this marketing man turned beekeeper who has no fear of heights — or bee stings.

4 months ago

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

William Horobin, Bloomberg

While this will undoubtedly be an inconvenience for most travelers, the most interesting aspect is how President Emmanuel Macron deals with the protesters. Will he buckle or continue playing hardball? The latter could mean more disruption in the future.

6 months ago

Tourists Cancel Paris Trips Due to Nationwide Strikes

Tourists Cancel Paris Trips Due to Nationwide Strikes

The Associated Press

Paris shuts down as nationwide protests over the government’s retirement reform are held on Thursday, keeping millions of tourists away.

6 months ago

LVMH Bets on Restored Paris Mall With Hotel to Draw Chinese Tourists

LVMH Bets on Restored Paris Mall With Hotel to Draw Chinese Tourists

Robert Williams, Bloomberg

Can luxury travel help revive bricks-and-mortar retailing? LVMH is counting on it with its restored Paris department store opening next April, which will also see a new Cheval Blanc Hotel, restaurants, Christian Dior spa, and duty-free shopping.

7 months ago

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

The tourist backlash by Parisian residents isn't nearly in the same league as hostilities in Venice or Amsterdam by far, but like any popular destination, the City of Light is having to face up to the impact of overtourism. Government officials are devising methods to better manage the negative effects, which is a trend that will continue to gain momentum.

11 months ago

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth.

12 months ago

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

William Horobin, Bloomberg

Government officials are prioritizing the needs of Parisian residents over tourist needs. The city plans to offer extra service on one of its existing rail lines instead — but considering the likely massive influx of visitors, will that be enough?

1 year ago

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

The Associated Press

As our 2019 Travel Megatrend on tourism points out, the emergence of overtourism has led organizations to manage visitor growth more carefully, even at the expense of revenue goals. The plus side is those dollars can be spread out to less congested areas.

1 year ago

Notre Dame Is the Global Test Case of the Neglected Tourist Site

Notre Dame Is the Global Test Case of the Neglected Tourist Site

Therese Raphael, Bloomberg

Even with Notre Dame closed for some time, France and Paris will still define what tourism is for most contemporary tourists.

1 year ago