Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tourism is still the first half of the charm of Paris tourists reached 17.27 million people

10:02 PM

Paris, France on the 26th Tourism Bureau data show that the first half of the tourists in Paris overnight to reach 17.27 million passengers, an increase of the same period last year of 2.2%. Paris hotel bed utilization rate reached 78.1 percent, year-on-year increase of 1.4 percentage points. First half of this year, Americans travel to Paris, a decrease of 20.1%. Paris Tourist Office that this was mainly due to appreciation of the euro against the U.S. dollar caused by short-term phenomenon. First half of this year, from Brazil, Russia, India and China and other emerging countries of tourists increasing its share in the proportion of foreign tourists by 26 percent last year rose to 30%. In addition, the number of countries in the Middle East visitors increased by 23.7% year-on-year. Paris Tourist Office believes that emerging countries to make up for the American tourists to reduce the gap left by tourists. Paris, the city vice mayor in charge of tourism, said Brokaw, Paris rich cultural activities, such as man-made beach, "Sleepless" as well as activities such as Heritage Day, attracting more and more tourists.

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