Paris is on trend to have a record-breaking year in tourism. The Paris Tourist Board recently announced that 16.4 million tourists visited within the first half of 2017. If that pace continues it will create a record breaking year.
This is the most visitors that the town has had since 20058, which is particularly good considering the terrorist attacks in 2015.
The Paris region tourist board president Frederic Valletoux spoke out about the growth as well as other recent attacks in Barcelona.
“Now will Barcelona have an impact on other destinations like Paris? It’s hard to say. It’s Europe. The international situation remains turbulent and terrorism a daily threat. One can expect Barcelona to experience some slowdown. It took three years for New York to bounce back after the Sept 11 attacks, for Madrid it was a year (after the 2004 commuter train bombings) and for Paris also a year.”