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France has seen a 30% to 40% fall in tourists following the coronavirus outbreak: Finance minister

  • The drop off in tourist numbers is an “important impact” on France’s economy, Bruno Le Maire, the country’s finance minister, said.
  • France is one of the most visited countries in the world, and tourism accounts for nearly 8% of its GDP.
  • Le Maire said France welcomes around 2.7 million Chinese tourists to the country each year, but it “won’t be the same” in 2020. Source CNBC

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