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  • Strong tourist traffic in France, 89m visitors in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The figures released by the foreign ministry showed that France received a record high number of foreign holidaymakers last year and maintained its position as the main tourists destination in the world.     With a record number of 89 …

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  • Travel chaos for rail and airline passengers, France braces for mass rail strike

    Published on : Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    From Monday evening as strikes disrupt rail and air links travellers heading to, from and through France faced chaos.     So far many Eurostar trains have been cancelled and the overnight sleeper train from Paris to Milan is replaced …

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  • Southern France’s Trebes terror blitz again reminds 2015 Paris attack

    Published on : Friday, March 23, 2018

    France has witnessed another terror attack in Trebes reporting the death of 1person. There are two victims in a hostage-taking at a supermarket. The condition of the two victims was not immediately known.     The hostage-taker has claimed the …

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  • Skiers in France warned with utmost caution, avalanche claims two more lives

    Published on : Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    After an avalanche in the Alps resulted in two deaths and three other went missing, the tourists skiing and snowboarding in France have been warned to exercise extreme caution.     Since November 2017 the avalanche on Sunday 4 March …

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  • Heavy snowfall in northern and central France slows tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    Heavy and wet snow across northern and central France leads to travel delays, potential power cuts and business closures.     Many communities across northern and central France will be affected by heavy snowfall. In some cases, the rainfall may …

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  • France retains the top spot in 2017 as the world’s favorite destination

    Published on : Friday, January 19, 2018

    Last year, France welcomed 89million visitors, which is nearly seven million more than nearest rivals Spain, which overtook the US to grab the second place.   France retained its crown as the world’s favourite tourist destination, according to UN figures. …

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  • U.S. cautions tourists in France against extremist attacks

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    The U.S. government has recently issued a warning for American tourists in France to ‘exercise caution’ on account of the threat of extremist attacks after French security services has stated that they had foiled about 20 ISIS plots in 2017. …

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  • Armed robbers stole jewelries from popular Ritz Hotel

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The armed robbers have stolen jewellery reportedly worth millions of pounds from the popular and luxurious Ritz hotel located in Paris, the capital city of France.     The French police said five thieves, some of them armed, entered the …

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  • France and Germany show strongest overall commitment to sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

    The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked France and Germany on the top of sustainable tourism index.     The Sustainable Tourism Index assesses countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism. It finds that, not surprisingly, …

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  • China warns its tourists before travelling to France

    Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    China has requested France to take more effective measures to ensure the safety of the Chinese tourists visiting the country after a group of 40 Chinese tourists was tear-gassed and robbed in Paris.     There has been frequent news …

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  • Airbnb aims to send more corporate travellers to France

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Corporate travellers to France are currently looking for online rental marketplace Airbnb as per a senior official on Thursday, at the company best known for hosting vacationers.   Airbnb for Business had been launched in the year 2015 for brands …

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  • India’s top listed favoured destination is France

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    France accounted the major number of tourists visit from India. It is an increase of about 50% in numbers of those visiting the country in last two years.     The ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler said that …

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  • Accor collaborates with Mantra, booms tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, October 9, 2017

    Accor is a French multinational hotel group has bid $1.18 billion ($920 million) for Mantra Group Ltd a deal that would collaborate two biggest hotel owners in Australia and seek to capitalise on surging tourism in the country.     …

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  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike causes delays and cancellation of European flights

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    ATC strike resulted in the cancellation of more than 300 flights and the delays of many international bound flights of 130000 minutes.     These cancellations are necessary to save the flight programmes which are entirely dependent on on French air navigation services, given France’s geographical location.   …

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  • Four US tourists acid-hurled, hospitalized in south of France

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Four young US tourists were compelled to be hospitalized after they were sprayed with acid in Marseilles in the southern part of France.   This horrifying acid attack occurred a short while after 11 a.m. at the station of St. …

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  • Atout France introduces “Winter in France” campaign to enhance the visit of Indonesian tourists

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    On this Tuesday, Atout France, the tourism development agency of France introduced a fresh new social media campaign known as “Winter in France” to increase the number Indonesian tourist visits to France.   A contest holds an important role in …

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  • EasyJet will provide hands-free baggage option

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    EasyJet has recently come up with a brand new ‘hands free’ service that would permit passengers to check in their hand baggage at the bag drop desk. This would ensure that they are not forced to take it through the …

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  • Tourists return to France in record numbers after terror attacks

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Fuelled by anti-Paris comments made by the US president, visitor numbers hit a 10-year high after the bad phase of 2016. After a series of terrorist attacks in France, the visitors are back to the country in record numbers.   …

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  • Wheel malfunction prompts emergency landing of EgyptAir

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Cairo International Airport has imposed a state of emergency on Tuesday morning owing to an emergency landing of an aircraft of EgyptAir that was coming from France.   The incident was triggered by a malfunctioning inside the airplane wheels as …

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  • France, A great Opportunity to Increase Brand Recognition

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Meliá Hotels International began operations in France almost two decades ago with the intention of bringing its brands to the most popular travel destination in the world. With 82.6 million international visitors in 2016, the country remained the number one …

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