With a record number of 40 million tourists in 2017 Paris is more than ever an eminently attractive destination.
Business tourism largely accounts for this success. It sustained attendance in Paris in 2016 and contributed to the upturn in 2017; it accounted for half of hotel overnights recorded in Paris 2017.
Due to its special nature (advanced scheduling, profil of delegates...) the congress segment is more resistant than others to cyclical downturns. In 2017, Paris was the second most important international destination for congresses, according to the organization ICCA, with an impressive 1,110 congresses and 773 ,090 delegates.
Webpublication Congress Activity in 2017