The Secretary of state for foreign trade, tourism promotion and French people abroad Matthias Fekl said that in the tourism sector in France recorded a decline over the first 6 months of the year the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in the country decreased by 10%, writes Le Journal du Dimanche.
The collapse followed after in 2015 resulted in a record growth in the industry. However, after the terrorist attacks in Paris and nice flow of foreign tourists into the country declined significantly, the newspaper writes. It is noted that the contribution of tourism sector to GDP is 7%, the industry creates about 2 million jobs.
“Tourists are most concerned about security and order,” the newspaper quoted Fecla.
One of the most resonant of the attacks was a series of attacks in Paris on the night of November 14, 2015. Then killed 130 people. Several explosions thundered at the Stade de France, which hosted the football match between France and Germany, several attacks were committed on cafes and restaurants. In addition, the terrorists took the hostages in the concert hall Bataclan.
French President Francois Hollande announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the country. The regime was extended, however, on 14 July 2016 Hollande announced its cancellation. On the same day during the celebration of Bastille Day on the promenade des Anglais in nice, a terrorist truck drove into a crowd of people. He drove almost 2 km on the crowded promenade, before the police managed to shoot him. Responsibility for attack was assumed banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state”.
Behind the wheel of the car was 31-year-old Mohamed Boolell. The investigation has not yet discovered his links with militants. In the case of the terrorist attack arrested seven people, including the former wife of a terrorist. Five defendants have been indicted, they are in custody. In total victims of terrorist steel 85 people.