Articles tagged “paris”

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.

1 month ago

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

1 month ago

Etihad Is Adding Bigger Planes to Paris Routes as Travel Demand Rebounds

Etihad Is Adding Bigger Planes to Paris Routes as Travel Demand Rebounds

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Etihad adding A380s for Paris is a great sign and more airlines should focus on their long-term growth plans for the city rather than short-term setbacks from terrorism and other factors.

1 month ago

Paris Hotel Reservations Are up After Year-Long Tourism Slump

Paris Hotel Reservations Are up After Year-Long Tourism Slump

Associated Press

Terrorist attacks are almost always short-term problems for tourism, but other destinations gained in popularity during the past year as Paris dealt with its own fallout. It's unclear whether Paris will reclaim all its lost tourism or settle for a smaller piece of the pie.

2 months ago

Paris Is Building a $22 Million Barrier Around the Eiffel Tower

Paris Is Building a $22 Million Barrier Around the Eiffel Tower

Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg

It's one thing to build a structure to boost security and another to alter the visitor experience. Paris must strike the right balance and see that its tourism security isn't a turn off.

3 months ago

The 20 Most Popular Cities for International Travelers

The 20 Most Popular Cities for International Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

There will likely be many changes to this ranking as 2016 numbers are finalized as some of the most-visited cities experienced weaker currencies or violence last year. Keep in mind, however, that some of these cities base their data on airport arrivals who don't actually step foot from the airport and experience the destination.

3 months ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

4 months ago

The Eiffel Tower Has Been Closed for 5 Days

The Eiffel Tower Has Been Closed for 5 Days

Associated Press

Paris' year of tourism isn't getting better at all.

4 months ago

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Joelle Diderich, Bloomberg

Paris went through a lot this year and its inbound tourism suffered. Now the city turns to an old favorite, luxury retail, to revive high-spending visitation.

5 months ago

Airbnb Has Ambitions in France Beyond Paris

Airbnb Has Ambitions in France Beyond Paris

Dominique Vidalon and Pascale Denis, Reuters

Paris and France will be one of the most fascinating stories in tourism for the next few years, and Airbnb is just one interesting part of it.

7 months ago

Paris Street Protests Take Violent Turn as Tourism Convention Season Begins

Paris Street Protests Take Violent Turn as Tourism Convention Season Begins

Greg Sandoval, Skift

In early summer when it's just about leisure tourists, this may fly. But it's no longer summer in Paris, and it's no longer about leisure travel.

8 months ago

Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Associated Press

Negative publicity for a destination is always going to hurt tourism, so the downturn shouldn't come as a surprise. The biggest about-face in terms of visitation drops came from Japanese, Russian and Chinese tourists.

8 months ago