Evaluation of the tourism year 2016 in Paris and its region (february 2017)

Better results at the end of the year allow the destination Paris and its region to keep its first global rank in 2016

Description

With some 31 million hotel stays in the year 2016, the tourist visits of the destination Paris and its region has decreased by 4.7% compared with  2015 due to a decrease in international guests (-8.8%) when, in the same period, the number of French tourists remained virtually stable (-0.8%).

In total, over the year 2016, the Ile de France hotels have welcomed 1.5 million of French and international tourists less compared with 2015, in other words a lower decrease than anticipated.

The excellent visiting levels that the destination Paris Ile-de-France enjoyed in November and during the festive period in particular have bridged part of the set back accumulated since the beginning of the year.

A stability that characterises great resistance of the French customers who remained loyal to Paris and its region:
    France : -0.8 % or a presence of 16.7 French million tourists over the year
American tourists are little affected by the events and are slightly decreasing:
    USA : -4.9 % i.e. a loss of 100 000 American tourists

A considerable drop in Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Russian customers:

  • China : -21,5% i.e. a loss of 268 000 Chinese tourists
  • Japan : -41,2 % i.e. a loss of 225 000 Japanese tourists
  • Italy : -26,1 % i.e. a loss of 215 000  Italians tourists
  • Russia : -27,6% i.e. a loss of 65 000 Russians tourists

A loss in terms of tourist consumption evaluated at some 1.3 billion euro at the scale of our destination

With its permanent survey devices in airports, trains and on the road, the Paris Region Tourist Board can quantify the huge economic impact that the tourist industry suffers in Paris and its region for the year 2016.

Evaluation 2016 of the tourist consumption for Paris region and the major customer base

 

Tourist consumption 2016

Variation 16/15

Difference/2015

Paris region

19 535 000 000€

-6,1%

- 1 280 000 000€

French

7 514 000 000€

-4,5%

- 353 000 000€

Americans

1 727 000 000€

-3,2%

- 57 000 000€

British

873 000 000€

-10,6%

- 104 000 000€

Chinese

676 000 000€

-16,0%

- 129 000 000€

Germans

458 000 000€

-4,0%

- 19 000 000€

Spaniards

678 000 000€

-11,0%

- 84 000 000€

Middle Easterns

390 000 000€

-11,1%

- 49 000 000€

Belgians

382 000 000€

+4,2%

+ 15 000 000€

Italians

535 000 000€

-26,7%

- 195 000 000€

Dutch

190 000 000€

-7,0%

- 14 000 000€

Swiss

259 000 000€

+11,6%

+ 27 000 000€

With the exception of the Swiss (+11.6%) and the Belgians (+4.2%), other international customers demonstrate losses between 14 million and 195 million euro.
International customers that suffer the greatest decreases are the Italians (-195 million euro), the Japanese (-162 million euro) and the Chinese (-129 million euro).

Paris remains more affected than outer suburbs

It is in Paris Intra-Muros that he tourist visiting levels have dropped most (-9.5% in terms of overnight hotel stays), when it was simultaneously limited to -4.6% in outer suburbs and  -4.7% in inner suburbs.

A rare positive result, business tourism is in strong progress compared with 2015 as professional travel has generated 31.5 million of overnight hotel stays (+ 9.4 million of nights), a higher figure than in the record years 2011 and 2012.

Visits to Paris region museums and monuments are mixed. Some sites, mainly through excellent programming managed to gain, like the Centre Pompidou with +9.0% compared with 2015. But other sites on the contrary have strongly felt the abandonment by the tourists and the cancellation of school group travel, such as the Tour Montparnasse , the Arc de triomphe , the Louvre and d’Orsay museums, the châteaux de Versailles or Disneyland Paris.

Numerous signs of recovery

From November 2016, a recovery of tourist activities has been observed with a return to 2014 levels, as the hotel visits have progressed from 12.5% in November-December 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, i.e. 581 000 tourists more, and particularly by 1.2% compared with 2014, i.e. 60 000 tourists more.

The professionals have confirmed that upturn in January 2017 with 52% that qualify their activity as good and 60% of them that consider it increasing compared with 2016. Those trends are actually the best in the 5 last years and can be explained by the World Handball Championship, the trade fair Maison et Objet and Fashion Week.

The status of bookings for February 2017 is qualified as average by 51% of the professionals. 62% of them foresee improved activity in the mid term, a much higher forecast to that recorded in February  2016 (55%).

Number of pages

25

Source

CRT Paris IDF

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