about THE SCAN, ECO – According to a note of the Insee, published on Tuesday, in the fourth quarter of 2016, the tourist traffic increased by 3.9% compared to the same period in 2015.
So that Friday, 3 February, in the shopping mall of the carrousel du Louvre, place iconic tourist, an abuser, a machete in each hand, went on a patrol of soldiers, shouting “Allah Akbar”, raising fears of a new blow to tourism in France, the Insee published on Tuesday, February 7, a note on the number of visitors (expressed in overnight stays in collective tourist accommodation) the fourth quarter of 2016. in Le Figaro has extracted the digit, the most significant.
• tourist numbers increased to 3.9%
After two consecutive quarters of decline, tourist numbers rising again to 3.9% in the fourth trismestre 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. “This strong rebound has more than offset the net decline recorded a year earlier (-1,8 %), related to the impact of the attacks. The number of nights exceeds that of the fourth quarter of 2014,” says Insee.
• French customers (+4.3 per cent) are more numerous than foreigners (+2,9%)
If this rebound for customer in france, with an increase of +4.3% in tourist numbers in the last quarter of 2016, the foreign customers are also affected with an increase of 2.9 % (compared to the same period in 2015).
• hotel occupancy increased by +4.9%
The hotel occupancy is picking up in the fourth quarter (+4.9% yoy). But this affects far more customers in france (+5.7 per cent) and foreign (+3 %). It is also in the up-market hotels (4 or 5 stars) that one observes the greatest increase in attendance (+9.9 per cent), again, through the customer French. The rebound is also more remarkable in the province (+6.9 per cent) than in Île-de-France (+4.5 %), while year-on-year.
• An increase in the attendance of collective tourist accommodation of only up +0.7%
As to the attendance in other collective tourist accommodation, it increases slightly (+0.7%) in the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2015. It is only in the residences of tourism that it increases (+3,4%), while, in the villages of holiday and other collective tourist accommodation, it decrease, respectively, 12.4% and -10,3%. In this type of accommodation unlike hotels, foreign customers is more dynamic (+2%) customer in france (+0.4 percent), mostly in the city, one can read on the note.