“Thousands of bookings in Paris have already been canceled today due to the riots. At the beginning of July, I think we already have about 20-25 percent of cancellations in Paris among international clients, and I am not surprised that these figures are the same for all of France,” Rial said.
According to him, the current chaos in France may also affect the Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris next year: after all, the Olympiad is mainly attended by a family audience.
“Incidents like this scare American customers, and the same goes for Japanese customers. Historically, these are the two customer groups most sensitive to security issues,” the France-Presse source said. Rial added that the decline in the number of American tourists will hurt the tourism sector in Paris, which has already lost Russian and Chinese travelers.