Nearly a year and a half after the November 2015 terror attacks that rocked Paris to its core, the City of Light was starting to feel like its old self again on a recent weekend at the end of March. (...)

In a statement, Atout France said, "Figures from ARC, airlines, [travel data firm] ForwardKeys [and] tour operators indicate a very positive upward trend, with increases in bookings and travel intentions averaging 20% to date over the same period last year."

Flights to Paris are up 17.1% for the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016, and hotel occupancy rates in the city during January averaged 66.4%, which represents an 8.4% increase over January 2016, according to Atout France. (...)


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