At risk in 2016, French tourism ended the year with a slight improvement in hotel occupancy – although the modest 0.5% is set against the terrorism-affected results of 2015.

The positive trend is expected to continue throughout 2017, if the most affluent foreign tourists come back to the country, and should meet the government target of 100 million foreign visitors in 2020. Tourism should be boosted by the ‘Rendez-vous en France’ travel market event planned for 1,000 foreign tour operators planned in March, highlighting tourism opportunities and security in the country.

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