Paris terrorism - soldiers guarding the Eiffel TowerTerrorism has taken a heavy toll on Paris tourism.

France’s largest accommodation operator AccorHotels has reported a -12% slump in revenue per available room for the city over the first half of 2016.

AccorHotel’s overall revenue for France fell -2.6% over the same period despite strong returns from the Euro 2016 football tournament held in the country for most of June.

“Revenue was down in France, with a very pronounced drop in Paris, still affected by the events of November 13, 2015, (when 130 people died in a series of terrorist attacks) as well as floods and strikes more recently,” the company said.

Business also fell in Brazil (by -5.5%), which is hosting the Olympics in a few days.

Elsewhere, business was steady:  Northern, Central and Eastern Europe (+4.1%), Asia-Pacific (+4.8%), Americas (+1.7%) and the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa (+3.2%).

Overall revenue grew “2.0% year-on-year at constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates”.

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