Paris Hotels Hit After Terrorism Attacks: Tourist Office

The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris have had a greater impact on tourism than the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January, according to preliminary data from the French capital’s tourism office.

Average daily occupancy rates in Paris hotels fell by 21 to 31 percentage points in the week following the Nov. 13 attack when 130 people were killed, the tourism office said in a statement.

That compares with declines of 0.3 to 6.5 percentage points in January after 17 people were killed during the attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store.

Flights are also affected, with bookings for the end of the year showing a 13 percent decline from 2014, compared with a 2 percent drop before the attacks, the tourism office said.

It took tourism-related businesses in Paris four months to recover from the January shootings, the tourism office said.

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