Articles tagged “paris”

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 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

5 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.

6 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.

1 year ago

The Louvre’s Visitor Numbers Show Paris Tourism Recovered From Attacks

The Louvre’s Visitor Numbers Show Paris Tourism Recovered From Attacks

Michel Euler, Associated Press

It's a good sign that the Louvre had a better year in 2017 after the violence that rocked France in 2015 and 2016. But it's only one sign, and other forthcoming key indicators will help complete the picture of Paris' tourism recovery.

1 year ago

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 year 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?

1 year 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 years ago