Articles tagged “paris”

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.

3 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 months ago

10 Major Cities Working Together to Tackle Airbnb and Uber Regulations

10 Major Cities Working Together to Tackle Airbnb and Uber Regulations

Marie Mawad, Henry Goldman and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Tip to these cities: Ask former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg for some help. You need a mayor with a tech background to best negotiate with Silicon Valley.

8 months ago

Heading to Paris on an Unlimited Budget? Here’s Where to Stay

Heading to Paris on an Unlimited Budget? Here’s Where to Stay

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

After a four-year renovation, Paris' iconic Ritz Hotel is reopening. But if you can't stay there, the city has many other options for luxury - provided you have a big budget.

8 months ago

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Rob Harris, Associated Press

France's transit workers have worked hard this year at getting everyone to hate them. This slap in the face of locals and visitors is the cherry on top.

9 months ago