Airbnb has said guest arrivals in Paris rose by 20% this summer, and by 80% elsewhere in France, despite an overall decline in foreign visitors over security fears.

Foreign tourist arrivals to France could fall 4-5% this year, and KPMG research warns that French hotels could suffer a revenue fall of 10% in 2016. France is Airbnb’s second-largest market after the US, and Paris is its biggest single market, with 65,000 homes, although 80% of its French listings are now based outside Paris, and ripe for expansion.

As a result of pressure from hoteliers and officials Airbnb agreed to charge visitors the traditional French “tourist tax” from visitors to 19 towns with plans to collect it everywhere in France by mid-2017.

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