Articles tagged “paris”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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?

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months ago

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

Laura Powell, Skift

Another example of a luxury brand extending its reach into hospitality is developing out of Paris. But the question is, do we really need another luxury hotel brand? Maybe, if it has a certain je ne sais quoi.

6 months ago

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

6 months ago

Paris Cultural Sites to Close Saturday Amid Riot Fears

Paris Cultural Sites to Close Saturday Amid Riot Fears

Associated Press

Now is not the best time to be visiting Paris, though some of the biggest tourist draws in the city will remain open. It will be in the interest of residents and visitors alike for the government and protestors to reach an agreement that brings calm.

9 months ago

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't always sponsor the best team – hello Arsenal – but it does focus on the ones with the fan base in the right demographic. The PSG split is more about politics than marketing smarts.

10 months ago

Airbnb’s Response to Paris Lawsuit Is the Same Old Story

Airbnb’s Response to Paris Lawsuit Is the Same Old Story

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb has crafted an ideal template for telling the same old story when it comes to dealing with short-term rental regulations around the world, and more cities just don't seem to want to hear it anymore.

1 year ago

Paris Hotel Stays Rebound to Record Level in 2017

Paris Hotel Stays Rebound to Record Level in 2017

Dan Peltier, Skift

Paris is following the positive tourism trend that the rest of Europe enjoyed last year, thanks in large part to business travel and companies like Airbnb. But with another terrorist-related shooting in France last weekend, it remains to be seen whether the city can continue to prove it's safe to visit.

1 year ago

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Associated Press

Paris is already a fairy-tale destination for certain kinds of tourists. A bit of snow only ups the ante.

2 years ago