Currently, the tourism industry in France is kept from the final collapse only by domestic demand.
Direct losses of the French tourism sector as a result of quarantine restrictions are estimated at 30-40 billion euros. This is reported by the Journal du Dimanche.
вЂњMany operators tell us that their turnover will decrease by 20-25% by the end of the year. In normal times, tourism generates в‚¬180 billion in revenue, в‚¬60 billion of which is international tourism, вЂњ said Secretary of state for tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.
According to him, the French tourism industry is kept from absolute collapse by the fact that 70% of French people prefer to spend their holidays at home.
вЂњBut let's be clear: in normal times, France receives 17 million foreign tourists every summer, when 9 million French people go abroad and part of this international clientele has disappeared,вЂќ Lemoine said.
Earlier, we reported that according to the UN, world tourism lost 320 billion dollars as a result of the pandemic.