The 7th edition of Tourism in Paris – key figures examines tourism activity in the capital, assesses the part it plays in the city’s economy and compares its evolution with that of other European tourism capitals. This publication underlines the dynamism of Paris, which continues to diversify its offer, with notably the opening of new original facilities like the Centquatre, the Historial Charles-de-Gaulle, the Collège des Bernardins, the Forum des images and the youth hostel St Christopher’s Inn.
The analysis of the different indicators collected in the second half of 2008 confirms the correlation between economic context and tourism activity. However, the capital addresses the crisis with the solid advantages of its new image, the diversification of its clientele and the richness of its heritage. These should enable it to get through this turbulent period more easily than other cities.