Terrorism 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”.