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Tourism In France Statistics 2023: All You Need To Know

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France holds the distinction of being the most popular tourist destination in the world. Its classical European architecture, rich culture, internationally renowned wineries, and even pristine Mediterranean beaches offers something for everyone. The country is also home to a whopping 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including famous sites such as Mont-Saint-Michel , as well as many lesser known gems.

If you’re planning a tour to France, you know that such a beloved nation can be difficult to navigate, especially if you’re looking for an experience beyond popular sites like Paris aka The City of Lights. This is why partnering with our France tour guides is a great way to take on The French Republic. Now let’s get to the good stuff, so we can get to the touring. Allons-y!

France’s Tourism Journey: The Constant Contender

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When it comes to tourism, France has never been an underdog. Is France the most visited country in the world? Absolutely. In fact, for over 30 years, it’s been the number one tourist destination.  So how big is France’s tourism industry? It employed a solid 1.5 million people in 2019, which makes up 7.5% of the country’s entire workforce. But as all other countries, they did take a significant hit after having the highest tourism record of 2019 (90.9 million). 

By 2020, numbers had drastically dropped to 41.7 million , which is still high when you compare it to other nations. But never one to stay down, France crawled back up to 48.4 million in 2021, and by 2022, as the world opened up, a whopping 79.4 million people had been to see the Republic. So let’s take a closer looks at the stats from 2019 and beyond. 

France’s Top Tourism Statistics 

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  • No. 1: France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. 
  • 90 million: The annual number of tourists who visit France in 2019, according to its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
  • 9.6%: The percentage of French GDP directly tied to the tourism sector in 2019, making up. In 2022, this number had reached 216.5 Billion Euros , which was a 1.4% decrease from 2019. 
  • 12 million: The number of people who flock to Disneyland Paris each year, Europe’s largest theme park. 
  • 30 million: Amount of visitors who travel to Paris alone, meaning the City of Lights receives more visitors itself than many countries. In 2022, Paris and the Île-de-France region welcomed over 44 million tourists . 
  • 49: The number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in France, one of the highest ratios in the world. 
  • 25°C: Average summer temperature in France, though exact temperatures can vary from region to region. 

Who Else Loves France?

As the most popular tourist destination in the world, you may be surprised to learn that the exact figures of visitors to France can vary substantially based on how they are counted. This is partly due to the fact that it is part of the European Union, meaning many visitors pass through not just France but various European countries, all holding EU passports.

So, which nationality visits France the most? The largest number of visitors come from the United Kingdom and Germany, and other popular countries include the United States, China, and various African countries.

  • Germany - 13.7%
  • Belgium/Luxembourg - 13%
  • Italy - 7.8%
  • Switzerland - 7.8%

The fastest growing demographic for international tourists to France is China, with the French government actively promoting tourism for visitors from China and East Asia in general. Prior to Covid-19, the country aimed to attract a whopping 5 million tourists from China alone per year, but currently that figure is around the 2 million mark. 

This begs the question, why does France get so many tourists? The history, culturally relevant monuments, artistic foundations, romantic atmosphere, pleasant weather, world renowned food, and comfort are just the start. 

Connecting With The Country: France’s Most Popular Destinations 

France is a large country with many different regions to explore, so you have many choices when it comes to planning your trip. Here are the most popular ones; 

  • Paris 
  • Cannes 
  • Corsica 
  • French Alps 

French Cuisine: The True Definition of Crème de la crème

It goes without saying that a trip to France will be incomplete without properly experiencing the country’s excellent selection of gastronomic delights. After all, France is the home of high quality cuisine as the proud creators of the internationally acclaimed Michelin star, an award which recognizes establishments with exceptional cuisine. Ready to salivate? Bon appétit! 

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  • French Breads: Welcome to the cornerstone of french baking. The most famous French breads are undoubtedly the baguette and the croissant. Walking the streets of any city or town in France, you will undoubtedly find several traditional bakeries, or boulangeries, where you can purchase warm home-made breads in various styles.
  • Say Cheese!: The country is also famous for its large selection of cheeses, from Brie to Camembert, French cheese is truly a delight for the soul, made even better via a pairing with a high quality French wine. Some of the best cheese shops include Androuët, Fromagerie Quatrehomme, and the outdoor market of Marché d'Aligre.

Travel tip: Enjoying cheese in France is par for the course, but when it comes to taking them home to enjoy, be aware that each country has their own export rules regarding products such as cheese, meat, or fresh produce. 

  • Steak au Poivre : For the meat lovers out there, we would recommend trying Steak au Poivre (pepper steak) and Steak Frites (steak & fries). When ordering steak, remember that it’s important to tell your waiter how you would like it done. Some useful phrases to remember are; “saignant” (rare), “a point” (medium-rare), and “bien cuit” (well-done).
  • Escargot: Delight your taste buds with the exquisite flavor of Escargot, where tender snails are expertly cooked in a delectable blend of butter and garlic.
  • Ratatouille: For vegetarians seeking culinary bliss, indulge in the savory goodness of Ratatouille. This dish features a medley of stewed vegetables, artfully crafted to create a symphony of flavors on your palate.
  • Crème brûlée: Satisfy your sweet cravings with the divine allure of Crème brûlée. This creamy dessert is a masterpiece that tantalizes your taste buds, offering a perfect balance of velvety richness and a delightful caramelized crust. Ideal for those with a penchant for a sweet conclusion to their culinary journey.

We could go on and on about French dishes, but the best way to experience it is with an in depth look at  Parisian cuisine for some more details, or ask your local expert tour guide to introduce you to their favorite dishes.

Hot & Cold: France’s Ever-Changing Climates 

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From the rainy coasts of Normandy to the sunny shores of the French Riviera located on the Mediterranean Sea and colloquially referred to as the Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast), the  weather in France   varies quite a lot depending on the region and time of year. 

As a western European country, rainfall can be heavy and winters chilly ( 1°C /33F - 7°C /44F ), but the summers in France are warm and comfortable (around 25°C / 77F ), and the country even experiences heat waves in excess of 40°C / 104F at times! Let’s take a deeper look at France’s major climatic regions & what to expect from each. 

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​ Oceanic Climate (Northwest France)

Locations: Paris, Normandy, Brittany .

Weather : Mild to chilly winters and cool summers. Rain is evenly distributed throughout the year.

Temperatures : Winter (December to February) averages around 37-45°F (3-7°C), and summer (June to August) averages around 57-75°F (14-24°C).

Best Time to Visit : Late spring (May to June) and early fall (September to October) for pleasant weather.

Continental Climate (Northeast France)

Locations: Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne.

Weather : Colder winters and warmer summers compared to the northwest. Winters can be snowy.

Temperatures : Winter averages around 29-39°F (-2 to 4°C), and summer averages around 59-77°F (15-25°C).

Best Time to Visit : Late spring (May to June) and early fall (September to October) for milder temperatures.

Mediterranean Climate (Southern France):

Locations: Provence, French Riviera, Corsica.

Weather : Hot, slightly wet summers and mild, dryer winters. Occasional mistral winds in some areas.

Temperatures : Winter averages around 41-50°F (5-10°C), and summer averages around 68-86°F (20-30°C).

Best Time to Visit : Late spring (May to June) and early fall (September to October) for warm weather without the intense heat.

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Mountain Climate (French Alps, Pyrenees)

Locations: Chamonix, Grenoble, Pyrenees region.

Weather : Alpine climate with cold winters, heavy snowfall, and cool summers.

Temperatures : Winter averages around 23-32°F (-5 to 0°C), and summer averages around 46-68°F (8-20°C).

Best Time to Visit : Summer (June to August) for hiking and outdoor activities; winter (December to February) for skiing.

Semi-Continental Climate (Central France)

Locations: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Central Plateau.

Weather : Transitional climate with moderately cold winters and warm summers.

Temperatures : Winter averages around 30-39°F (-1 to 4°C), and summer averages around 57-75°F (14-24°C).

France's diverse climates offer a range of activities, from beach relaxation in the Mediterranean to winter sports in the Alps, making it a year-round destination for various interests. Deciding on which season will be best for your tour of France will depend on your personal preferences and the region you’re visiting. Reach out to one of our private tour guides to get in-depth weather information for your planned tour.

Transportation: Getting Around France 

France has a well-developed transportation system, including trains, subways, buses, taxis, and airports. Need to know how to go? Here’s a breakdown of France’s premier transportation methods. 

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  • High-Speed Trains (TGV - Train à Grande Vitesse) :Looking to explore more than one city? Love speed +comfort when your itinerary features Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and beyond? The TGV is a network of high-speed trains that connect major cities in France with neighboring countries at convenient speeds. Timely, and super comfortable, this is the way to go.  
  • Regional Trains (TER - Transport Express Régional): A great option for regional travelers, TER trains cover regional routes, connecting smaller towns and cities within specific regions, of which France has 26. They’re slower, but more affordable. They’re also a strong option for daily commuters. 
  • Paris Métro: You can’t get around the City of Love without using the Paris Métro, an extensive subway system covering Paris and its suburbs. It's a fast and convenient way to navigate the capital. Oh, and you can stop at all the major attractions with this system. 
  • Buses and Coaches: The perfect in-between, buses and coaches operate within cities and on long-distance routes. They’re ideal for the traveler that wants to take the scenic route. Buses are commonly used for short-distance travel within cities, and long-distance coaches are a great option for budget-conscious travel.
  • Cars and Rental Cars: Given the shift to green transport, cars and rentals are less recommended, but the well maintained roads make it an option that most consider. Cars are ideal for exploring rural areas, tranquil countryside, and off-the-beaten-path destinations.
  • Bicycles: Major metro areas like Paris are perfect for bike lovers, with the infrastructure to support two-wheeled travel available. Many cities offer bike-sharing programs for short trips, as it’s an eco-friendly and healthy way to explore cities.

Travel tip: Psst! If you aren’t used to using public transport, worry not! Our private guides can meet you at your hotel (or any other preferred meeting point), and chaperone you throughout your customized tour.

Traveling In France: Dos & Don'ts To Remember

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Parles-tu Anglais? All About Language In France  

While major cities like Paris don’t need much translation, France is quite huge, and English proficiency varies from region to region. In fact, the nation’s English proficiency index of 531 puts it at the top 5 lowest in Europe (position 30 out of 34) and 43 globally, so you will need some linguistic help depending on where you’ll go. Here are some common phrases to keep in mind;  

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  • Hello = Bonjour (bohn-zhoor)
  • Goodbye = Au revoir (oh-rev-vwha)
  • Thank you = Merci (mare-see)
  • Please = S'il vous plaît (seel-voo-play)
  • Excuse me = Excusez-moi (ex-koo-say mwa)
  • Yes = Oui (we)
  • No = Non (noh)
  • I don’t speak French = Je né parle pas français (zhe ne parl pah frahn-say)
  • Do you speak English? = Parlez-vous anglais? (par-lay voo ahn-glay)

Luckily, all of our French tour guides are fluent in English and can help you with translation throughout your tour. They can also provide some unique insights which may not appear on the tourist brochures.

Staying Safe: The France Edition 

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Although France is generally a safe country to travel in, larger cities have issues with pickpockets and petty crime. Given the crime index of 55.12 out of 100 , and increase of crime in the past year, you should exercise caution by trying not to stand out too much as a tourist, otherwise you risk yourself being targeted by petty thieves. Keep your valuables either in your hotel room or in a bag that isn’t immediately visible.

Safety while touring at night can be low (35.68) in major cities, so consult with a local tour guide about night based tours to get the best recommendations about safe areas and places to avoid. 

Conclusion 

As the most visited country in the world, France lives up to the hype. The country sports attractions that will appeal to virtually every kind of traveler under the sun, from art lovers to extreme skiers, fashion aficionados, wine connoisseurs, and beach goers.

Ready to experience France for yourself? Plan the perfect custom itinerary alongside our  French tour guides and enjoy expert advice, ease of travel planning efforts, personal translation, shopping advice, general safety tips, and help with transportation. Bonne chance!

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Being a native from Villefranche-sur-Mer, in the heart of the French Riviera, a little fishermen's village located right between Nice and Monaco and facing the world-famous Cap Ferrat, I grew up in the valley outside Nice and started to discover the cities of the Côte d'Azur as a young boy with my parents and family, later on as a teenager with my friends. After studying corporate public relations, I had one of the best opportunity of my life, something that I secretly always wished, to go live in United States, working for the famous Sun Valley ski resort for two years in Idaho as a restaurant and banquet manager. When I came back to Nice, I went back to school to be graduated as a French professional tour guide and lecturer in English and Spanish, then i started to work as a tour guide in different tour companies and quickly decided to face a new challenge by opening a tour guide company that will look more like me, which means showing my region as a local to my clients and make sure they feel as with friends, all along their stay, not just when they are with me for the tour. Providing private professional guided tours today for shore excursions or visitors staying in various hotels in Cannes, Monaco or Nice is obviously the greatest and most enjoyable job that suit me, as natural and sincere I can be, it pushes me on being exceptionally great every day because my guest deserves so much coming from so far to discover our region, i only have one day to stay in their memories for a very long time, showing you the best places around the French Riviera. Since 2007, me and my team of native born and raised professional tour guide are specialized in providing private tours on the French Riviera, which mean that we adjust our tours with your requests and wishes, we have had a lots of unique and very interesting experiences that we will always remember because of sharing unique life moments.                                                                                                                                  

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tableau TOU T1 - Number and capacity of hotels on the 1st of January 2023

  • Source: Insee, territorial partners in geography as of 01/01/2022.

tableau TOU T2 - Number and capacity of campsites on the 1st of January 2023

Tableau tou t3 - number of other tourist collective accommodations on the 1st of january 2023.

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The field covers tourist hotels, classified or not, with more than 5 bedrooms and campsites with more than 10 pitches, classified or not, including residential campsites. It also covers other collective tourist accommodation.

Statistics on the accommodation offer are established in conjunction with the regional tourism committees (CRT). They are offered at municipal level for France (excluding Mayotte).

The statistics concerning the outdoor hotel industry relate to the campsites offering sites for passing customers intended for tourists. not electing domicile there, as well as on campsites offering pitches rented year-round, that is to say to a single customer for the entire opening period of the campsite.

Classified hotels and campsites are classified according to the new classification nomenclature implemented by the operator Atout France.

The statistics for the year 2023 are available in the municipal geography in force on 01/01/2022.

Data are not available for Mayotte.

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Tourism: 2023, a record year for France

Before 2024, a year that may be exceptional, 2023 may be a record year for France in terms of tourism attractiveness! Atout France has published a trend keynote explaining that in late November, revenues of international tourism in France reached about 59 billion euros (+12% compared with 2019). The year 2023 may be a record year, with an overall total of 63 billion euros in international revenues. This trend may be due to several factors: a sharp growth of clients from North America, a confirmed pick-up for European clients, a positive impact of the Rugby World Cup and a gradual comeback from Asian markets.

The keynote was released during the second Destination France summit held on 12 January in the Chantilly palace. French president Macron presided the event, and seized the opportunity to remind “ the strategic nature of tourism industry for France ”, which welcomed millions of international travellers in 2023 .

Tourism, a strategic sector of French economy

President Macron welcomed about 200 business leader and decisionmakers from the biggest international and French groups in tourism industry during the second Destination France summit. As the government website explains, the Summit was held “ in the light of an exceptional year for French tourism and the soft power of our country ”, a year that will be marked by several highlights: the commemoration of the Normandy landing, the reopening of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Francophonie Summit planned in autumn.

The Summit was indeed the perfect opportunity to present “ the assets of France for investments in terms of tourism and the economic rearmament and attractiveness policy ”. The idea is to maintain “ France in the first place in terms of tourism destination worldwide ” and keep “ the first place in terms of attraction of foreign investments in Europe ”, while having the ambition of “ becoming the first sustainable nation in the world ”. And the government website reminds that tourism industry is a strategic sector of the industry reaching about 2 million jobs in France (across all job denomination) and represents about 7.5% of French GDP .

Growth trend

While waiting for 2024, which may well be an exceptional year , the previous year was just as buoyant. In detail, the account of the balance of payments in tourism industry reached a record 16.5 billion euros in late November . In total, out of the first 11 months of 2023, 58.9 billion euros in international revenue were recorded, i.e. 9% more than in 2022 and 3% compared with 2019 (the year before the health crisis). Such figures show the growth of European clients and the comeback of Asian clients :

  • for “neighbour” Europe: +37% for the Belgians, +21% for the Dutch, +20% for the British;
  • for the Asian area: +36% for Japan, +20% for China.

Regarding the international air traffic , in spite of a slight decline, North America (Canada and Mexico in particular) and destinations from Asia present a strong growth compared with 2019 and 2022. As such, bookings made in December confirm the “growth trend” mostly for Japan and Canada, but also Spain and Italy.

Key sector in terms of employment

In economic terms and in the accommodation and catering, the tourism industry records an overall +7% increase of the number of business creations compared with 2022 and +4% compared with 2019 .

With a total 38,700 jobs created over one year , the tourism industry “is again the first recruiting industry in France”, says the keynote And more precisely, in the 3rd quarter of 2023, the accommodation and catering sector recorded 1.3 million employees in the private sector , a +1.3% increase compared with 2022 and a +12% increase compared with 2019. Some 15,000 jobs were created in the 3rd quarter of 2023, while the average salary increased by 3.5% compared with 2022, i.e. an 8 billion euros total payroll .

Related contents

  • The Destination France Summit on the Elysée palace website https://www.elysee.fr/emmanuel-macron/2024/01/11/deuxieme-edition-du-sommet-destination-france
  • The Destination France Summit on Atout France website https://www.atout-france.fr/actualites/sommet-destination-france-2eme-edition
  • Atout France Trend Keynote about tourism in late 2023 https://www.atout-france.fr/sites/default/files/imce/note_conjoncture_dec2023.pdf

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Paris remains most-visited city in the world, with 44 million tourists in 2022

Paris remains most-visited city in the world, with 44 million tourists in 2022

Tourism in Paris and the Île-de-France region climbed again in 2022 with over 44 million visitors calculated. This represented an enormous 95% increase since 2021 but is not quite at pre-pandemic levels.

Visitors numbers were still down 13% compared to 2019, according to a statement from the Paris Ile-de-France regional tourism committee. As to who is visiting, French nationals from elsewhere account for the greatest portion, counting some 24.7 million tourists.

This is followed by Americans (2.4 million), British (2 million), Spanish (1.5 million) and Italians (1.5 million). Belgians were also among the top nationalities, with 1.2 million visitors.

Tourists generated €19.6 billion in revenue during 2022 (+134% compared to 2021 and -10% compared to 2019). Despite their smaller number most of the revenue (€12 billion) came from international visitors.

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Paris was once again the world's top city for tourism in 2022, surpassing Dubai and Amsterdam. Credit: Canva

“After travel restrictions were lifted most countries reopened, tourism picked up again from 2021, driven initially by domestic customers then by people from neighbouring and more recently by tourists from further afield. But some Asian countries are still behind usual numbers,” the regional committee explained.

Even if it does not reach 2019 levels, the 44 million figure for visitors surpasses expectations. In 2022, the Paris Tourism Office predicted that 33 million people will have visited the city over the course of the year.

The Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower were the two most visited Parisian attractions and the Versailles palace was the most visited destination in the region. While most attractions had fewer visitors than in 2019, the Council's report says that the Eiffel Tower had just as many tourists as before the pandemic, even if the site was closed between January and June.

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Hotel occupancy in the region saw a 112% rebound compared to 2021, with 66.6 million stays recorded. The number did remain below the levels of occupancy for the same period in 2019, according to the statement, but only by 6%.

With 8 million nights booked, seasonal rentals and furnished accommodation recorded a 22% drop compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The 2023 social movement against pension reform may have made the city a little unfriendly for tourists, with massive strikes, disturbed public transport and trash piles gathering on the street. But crowds will continue to have Paris in their sights: the 2023 World Rugby Cup and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted in the region.

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They are already much in evidence, with their backpacks and wheeled suitcases. In Paris and its inner suburbs, tourists have been making a comeback for several months now, as borne out by the figures. Between January and April, 11.6 million travelers visited the Greater Paris area. A figure up 27.2% compared to 2022, and almost equivalent to 2019 (-2.5%), the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic. Among them, Americans are by far the most numerous (13%), ahead of the British, Germans, Italians and Brazilians.

These tourists spend an average of $390 (€359) by credit card during their stay, compared with $356 before Covid. The biggest spenders are the Americans, with $703, just ahead of the Spanish ($526), although this ranking does not take cash payments into account.

The only major absentees are Chinese tourists. "There's a problem with flights, prices and visas," explained Frédéric Hocquard, deputy mayor in charge of tourism and nightlife, to justify this slow return. Corinne Menegaux, managing director of Paris Je T'aime-Office de Tourisme, pointed out that "these Chinese tourists could probably be back by the end of the year" 2023, while Koreans and Japanese are already beginning to make their presence felt.

'Force the state to regulate'

In the hotel industry, average occupancy in Greater Paris was 70.6%, 1.8 points lower than in 2019. By contrast, hotel prices have soared by an average of almost 30%, to €188.80, compared with 2019. "This increase is roughly similar in all capital cities," Hocquard pointed out, adding that he wants to encourage restraint in this surge before the Olympic Games are held in summer 2024.

"We don't want to see prices soar, as they did over the recent Pentecost weekends," added the deputy mayor, as double hotel room rentals have been as high as €300, or even €400, a night.

To this end, the Paris authorities say they have reached an agreement with hotel trade unions, such as the Union des Métiers et des Industries de l'Hôtellerie, to enforce the recommended tariff list as far as possible. As for Airbnb's impact on the market, they reiterated their determination to prevent the development of furnished tourist accommodation.

"We've lost count of the number of appeals and legal battles we've fought on this issue," said Hocquard. "Before, we were alone on this subject, but now there is unanimity among large cities and rural areas to force the state to regulate," he insisted. In his view, the enforcement powers of cities need to be strengthened, as was the case in Spain, where each municipality can take the measures best suited to it.

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France Tourism Statistics 2024

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Tourism in France suffered the 3 rd highest tourism loss worldwide behind Spain and the U.S after the 2020 pandemic. The first 7 months of the pandemic saw a 66% drop in tourist arrivals to France and €103 billion euro drop in the contribution to the French GDP between 2019 – 2020. Paris saw the biggest hit with a €23.1 billion drop in tourism revenue.

France tourist numbers are recovering in 2023 with tourism growing by 12.3% in the first quarter. The biggest increase came from luxury hotels, with occupancy rising by 31.4% compared with lower-cost accommodation rising by just 2.7%. France has many key attractions which make it such an appealing destination for tourists including Disneyland with more than 15 million visitors each year and Notre Dame, attracting 13 million visitors. Read on to find out more about the French travel and tourism industry.

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TOP FRANCE TOURISM STATISTICS:

France suffered the 3rd highest tourism losses worldwide after the 2020 pandemic, just behind Spain and the U.S.  

The tourism sector was down by 41% causing a shortfall of 61 billion euros [nearly $74.6 billion].  

Contribution to the French GDP dropped by €103 billion euros in 2020 compared with 2019.

More than 700,000 direct jobs were affected by the pandemic.

In the first seven months of 2020, there was a 66% drop in arrivals and tourism revenue fell by 50%.

The biggest tourism revenue drops were noted in Ile de France region, including Paris  €23.1 billion drop.

France is recovering nicely with France tourism growing by 12.3% In Q1 2023.

Tourism revenues in France increased to 5489 million euros in April from 3945 million euros in March of 2023.

15 million people travel to EuroDisney on the outskirts of Paris.

The Louvre Museum attracts 8 million visitors per year.

Versailles Palace  attracts 7.7 million visitors a year.

The Eiffel Tower receives 6.2 million visitors per year.

The most searched attraction in Google is Disneyland Paris with over 1 million searches a month.

France’s travel and tourism market size is expected to reach $19.69 billion in 2023.

French language is the world's second most learned language , being spoken by 274 million speakers.

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Inbound tourists amounted to $32.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, nearly 50% less than the previous year.

Revenue to the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region dropped by €7.2 billion.

Revenue to the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur dropped by €6.7 billion.

Revenue to Occitanie dropped by €4.5 billion.

Revenue to Nouvelle Aquitaine €4.1 billion.

Revenue to Corsica €800 million .

More than 700,000 direct jobs were affected by the pandemic. 

Outbound French travellers dropped by around 70% between 2019 and 2020. 

Business travel was the most affected dropping by 80%.

Overnight stays by British tourists rose 102.5% , compared to an increase of 41.7% for Germans , 9.7% for Dutch , and 62.3% for Americans . 

Hotel stays increased by almost 7 million in Q1 2023 to 42.6 million , up from 35.7 million in Q1 2022 .

Upscale luxury hotels saw occupancy rise 31.4% while lower-cost accommodations actually saw bookings dip by 2.7% . 

Tourism revenues in France increased to 5489 EUR million in April from 3945 EUR million in March of 2023.

Of those who visited France in 2021, the most popular destination type was a city, with 28.3%.

21% visited the seaside.

19.4% visited the countryside.

Sources: Statista , AA , McKinnesy , Forbes

FRENCH TOURISM STATISTICS: INBOUND TOURIST ARRIVALS

There were 207.3 million international arrivals in France in 2017 (both day visitors and overnight).

89.3 million overnight arrivals in France in 2018 – a 3% jump from 2017.

The global number of tourists to France has more than doubled in the past 15 years.

France is now targeting 100 million foreign tourists for 2020.

The biggest increase came from Asian visitors , up 7.4% from the previous year, though Europeans still make up the bulk of foreign tourists to France, representing 79% of the total.

The majority of visitors to France come from London & The UK, with 12.7 million UK tourists arriving in France in 2017.

Paris brings in over 30 million tourists a year.

Between 15-20 million visitors come to France, to pass through to Italy and Spain.

The most popular age of tourists visiting France is 25-44 with 66.89 million in 2017.

The least popular age of tourists is 15-24 years old with 27.07 million in 2017.

68.3 million tourist arrivals came from Europe , 8.7 million arrivals came from the US, 5.9 million from Asia , 1.1 million from Oceania and 2.8 million from Africa.

In the first quarter of 2019, the number of stays in hotels and hostels declined by 2.5% , potentially a result of the yellow vest protests going on around the country.

In 2017, 70 million out of 90 million visitors were from other European countries.

In 2013, France had 1.7 million Chinese visitors , up 23.4% from the previous year and almost 10 times more than the UK during the same period.

France is popular with international students , attracting 325,000 international students a year (+12% growth over 5 years) and keeps its place of being the fourth major host country.

France inbound tourism statistics suggest that tourists entering France is on the increase. The global number of visitors has more than doubled in the past 15 years, resulting in France now aiming for 100 million foreign tourists in 2020. There is no doubt that visitors from other European countries make up a large proportion of the tourists in France with 70 million out of the 90 million visitors being from European countries. The United Kingdom is ranked as the leading international market with 12.7 million UK tourists arriving in France in 2017. The biggest increase in the number of tourists came from the Asian market, with a 7.4% rise from the previous year in 2018.

2019 got off to a rocky start due to yellow vest protests, however, the French government said there had only been increases in tourists’ revenues in January & February 2019.

Sources:  Statista , The Telegraph , Entreprises, France24 , WTTC , The Local, ParisDigest ,   CampusFrance

FRENCH OUTBOUND TOURISM STATISTICS

The most popular destination for French people in 2015 was New York City at 28.4% followed by Sydney at 27.3%.

53.32 million overnight trips were taken abroad from France in 2018, up from 28.51 million in 2017.

France is the 5th largest outbound market for expenditure.

In 2016, outbound tourism expenditure was 40,427 million US dollars, up annually by 5.06%.

Approximately 175 million domestic trips were taken for leisure purposes in France in 2015, this increased to 255.5 million in 2016.

There were 18.8 million trips to Europe from France in 2015.

The leading destination in Europe for outbound day trips was Belgium in 2017.

The average length of trips taken is 10.2 days , higher than Britain at 7.9 days.

French tourism statistics for outbound tourism show a significant increase in outbound overnight trips from France in 2018, up 25 million from the previous year. The most popular destinations for French people in 2015 were New York City and Sydney, both with over a quarter of France’s population making it their city of choice. The fact that all generations prefer to travel internationally does not seem to be reflected in their travel choices with 175 million domestic trips taking place in 2015, compared to the 18.8 million trips to Europe in 2015. This may be due to domestic travel being cheaper and more convenient, and France’s wide range of appeals, from the countryside to coasts and cuisine, calling for different locations to be explored for French locals. Longer international trips have declined slightly; French travellers are taking fewer trips but investing more on each trip they take.

Sources :  Statista , The Telegraph , Entreprises, Mintel , Knoema

TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN FRANCE STATISTICS

Disneyland has around 15 million visitors a year.

France has 39 sites on Unesco's World Heritage list.

Louvre attracts 9.7 million visitors a year, more than any other museum in the world.

France had 10 million wine tourists in 2016 with a total spend of 5.2 billion euros.

Wine tourism has seen a 30% growth from 2009.

The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and has had 5.9 million visitors in 2017.

The Notre-Dame de Paris attracts around 13.6 million tourists a year.

30 million people come to experience the ‘City of Lights’ every year.

There is no doubt that the top tourist attractions in France are big drivers for bringing tourists in to the country. Paris is renowned for its amazing architecture, museums and romantic atmosphere which may be what pulls in 30 million visitors a year. For families, Disneyland is a huge appeal with lots of entertainment and facilities to keep younger children busy. Wine tourism is on the rise with a 30% growth in visitors between 2009 and 2016. French wine gives many people incentive to visit the region, and in 2016, there was a total spend of 5.2 billion euros into the French wine tourism industry in 2016. 

Sources :  The Local, VisitFrenchWine, ParisDigest

DOMESTIC TOURISM IN FRANCE STATISTICS

Domestic tourism expenditure in France is expected to be 131.4 billion euros in 2028.

The domestic tourism expenditure in France in 2018 was nearly 115 billion euros.

In 2015, French tourists spent 7.2 billion euros on package holidays within France.

Out of the 60% French people who go away on holiday, 87% stay in their own country.

There is no surprise that there are high levels of domestic tourism in France, with the wide range of attractions and places to visit, the different coastal towns, countryside, and cities to explore, France itself can feel like many different countries in one. The French tend to spend their summer holidays in the Mediterranean or on the Atlantic.

Package holidays are also popular with domestic tourists spending 7.2 billion a year on this type of trip in 2015. With the great weather, numerous holiday parks in beautiful locations in the south of France, plus lots of facilities for children, it’s a popular market for families over the summer.

Sources :  Statista , The Telegraph , Entreprises, Statista

TOURISM IN FRANCE: EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

In 2016, travel and tourism contributed a total of 198.3 billion euros to GDP in France.  

International tourist expenditure in 2017 was 44.3 billion euros.

Tourist spending reached a record with a 5% increase from the previous year to 56.2 billion euros in 2019.

The total contribution of travel and tourism represents 9.7% of GDP in 2013.

Business travel spending makes up 19.5% of overall tourism and travel income in 2018.

In 2028, the annual contribution of travel and tourism to GDP is expected to reach 248.1 billion euros.

International visitors in Paris spending dropped from 19.5 billion USD in 2013 to 14.06 USD in 2018.

As France is so popular with tourists, it contributes to the French economy significantly, representing 9.7% of the GDP in 2013 and around 198.3 billion euros in 2016. This figure is predicted to increase with the annual contribution of travel and tourism expected to reach 248.1 billion euros in 2028. Wine tourism alone brought in 5.2 billion euros in 2016 and has seen growth in previous years so it is expected to keep growing and contribute more to France’s economy.  

Sources :  Statista , The Telegraph , Entreprises, France24 , WTTC

TOURISM IN FRANCE EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Tourism employment created 2.8 billion jobs , both directly and indirectly in 2016.

1.2 billion jobs were made directly from tourism in 2017.

1.1 billion jobs made indirectly from tourism in 2017.

507,000 jobs were made as a result of tourism in 2017.

In 2016, Disneyland Paris employed nearly 15,200 people.

With such high tourist numbers, jobs in the French travel industry are in abundance, with Disneyland alone employing almost 15,200 people in 2016. When you think of the number of attractions in France combined, there is a huge need for employees in every type of position you can think of that work to cater for the demands and requirements of tourists. This creates a great source of employment for students and seasonal workers looking to earn income.

Sources :  Statista

FRANCE BUSINESS TRAVEL STATISTICS

How many people travel to france on business each year.

Business tourism picked up markedly, with Paris hosting 212 international conferences last year, pushing it to the top of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings. It was a sharp jump from the 190 conventions held in 2017.

40.12 billion USD was spent on business travel in France in 2017.

The average length of a business trip in France decreased from 3.4 nights in 2011 to 3.1 nights in 2016.

Like the rest of tourism in France, business travel is on the rise with over 200 international conferences being held last year, inviting visitors from across the globe to experience French culture. Reasons for France being such an attractive location may be suitable business hours, easy accessibility via plane, Eurostar or car, due to its location in the heart of the European Union, as well as a desirable working environment. In addition, France is one of the most highly-developed countries in the world and is highly regarded as a country of culture, which may appeal to international business workers as a chance to experience the highlights of French heritage and way of life. Paris is also home to numerous headquarters, where employees from around the world may need to visit on business.

Sources :  Statista , France24

FRANCE TOURISM ACCOMMODATION STATISTICS

Statistics office Insee predicted another big year for tourism. In April 2019 it had calculated 438.2 million nights were spent in hotels, campsites and youth hostels in 2018, an increase of 9 million from the previous year.

Airbnb has 65,000 listed apartments in Paris alone.

Second homes represent 70% of the tourist accommodation capacity of France.

The average number of nights spent in French hotels has remained at 1.8 from 2014-2017.

The average number of nights spent in campsites has increased from 3.7 in 2016 to 3.8 in 2017.

In 2014, the number of hotels in France was 17,336 and by 2017 had risen to 18,391.

The hotel statistics in France reflect the high number of visitors the region attracts. In 2018, there were over 438 million nights spent in French hotels, campsites and youth hostels, an increase of 9 million from the previous year. The rise in the average number of nights spent in campsites and the high number of Airbnb listings suggest that there is an increased number of visitors looking for a different accommodation experience. Although there also been an increase in the number of hotels, these accommodation alternatives act as a new option for the rising number of visitors.

Sources :  Statista , France24 , AtoutFrance

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French hotels and other accommodation facilities, except for campsites, experienced a 12.6 per cent increase in overnight stays recorded in the first three months of 2023 compared to the same period last year. In addition, the presence of British tourists has been more prominent in French accommodation spots during this period.

According to the National Institute for Statistics (INSEE), hotel occupancy was also relatively higher than in 2022, with almost seven million more overnight stays recorded. In addition, domestic tourists spent some 2.1 million nights, representing a 7.7 per cent increase, while international tourists spent some 4.8 million nights at French accommodation spots – 55.8 per cent more than in the first quarter of 2022, SchengenNews reports.

Rich hotels benefited from these rates as the number of overnight stays rose by 31.4 per cent while unclassified hotels experienced decreases – occupancy dropped by 2.7 per cent, with the rise being particularly sharp in resident tourists.

Hotel occupancy was 37.4 per cent higher in Île-de-France compared to the first quarter of 2022, representing four million additional overnight stays. In provincial urban areas, the number of nights spent was up by 15.1 per cent, accounting for 1.9 million more overnight stays.

As the occupancy rates vary between zones, coastline hotels and ski mountain hotels recorded more minor increases – 6.1 and 3.4 per cent, respectively. The increase in non-resident overnight stays was partially compensated by the decrease in resident occupancy.

“Business attendance increased sharply in Q1 2023 (+17.3 per cent, representing 3.1 million additional overnight stays) compared to the same period of the last year, which was highly impacted by the sanitary crisis. Despite this rise, business attendance share kept decreasing slowly, going from 48.8 per cent in Q1 2022 to 48 per cent in Q1 2023,” INSEE explains.

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The same source reveals that the number of overnight stays spent by Brits was up by 102.5 per cent. Nights spent were up by 41.7 per cent for German tourists and 9.7 per cent more for Dutch tourists, while Americans spent 62.3 per cent more nights in French hotels during the first three months of the year.

Non-resident customers’ occupancy in hotels rose by 55.8 per cent, while attendance of domestic tourists was slower as it rose by 7.7 per cent during the same period. The number of people staying in holiday and other short-stay accommodation was up by 1.6 per cent for the metropolitan area of France, while tourist residences experienced a 0.8 per cent decrease.

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France is the number one country in the world for tourism.

Did you know that the country had 218 million international arrivals in 2019?

Or that Disneyland Paris, not the Eiffel Tower , is the most visited tourist attraction in France?

With the City of Lights as its capital, the charming countryside, and beautiful language, it’s undoubtedly also one of the best romantic destinations out there.

In 2022, France was also the most sought after destination for Gen Z and millennial travellers .

If you wanted to understand more about things like France tourism income and why tourists visit France, you’re in the right place.

Below are the most interesting and important statistics about travel and tourism in France.

Let’s jump right in.

Sources : Attached with each stat is the source article or data. For a full list of all the sources used, head to the bottom of the post.

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What country is #1 in tourism?

With 90 million international tourists in 2019 alone, France is the leading country in terms of tourism, way ahead of Spain (81.8 million), the US (76.9 million) , and China (60.7 million).

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How many tourists visit France per year?

218 million international tourist arrivals were recorded in France in 2019, but this number fell to just 117 million arrivals in 2020.

On the other hand, it's interesting that merely 2.97% of French baby boomers travel overseas .

How many people visit the Eiffel Tower in a year?

In 2017, a total of 6.2 million people visited the Eiffel Tower. Despite being the country’s most iconic landmark, it’s surprisingly not the most visited tourist attraction in France.

What percentage of France's economy is tourism?

The travel and tourism industry contributed 211 billion euros to French GDP in 2019.

International tourism spending alone made up 7.92% of the country’s total export.

France Tourism Key Statistics

  • In 2020, there were 117 million international tourist arrivals in France, a huge decrease from the 218 million recorded in 2019.
  • In 2020, an overwhelming majority of international tourists in France (40 million people) were from Europe.
  • 53.3 million outbound trips made from France in 2018.
  • The number of domestic overnight visitors in France was 186 million in 2019.
  • The travel and tourism industry contributed 211 billion euros to French GDP.
  • Travel and tourism in France is predicted to directly contribute around 104.3 billion euros to the country’s GDP in 2028.
  • In 2019, the total contribution of travel and tourism to employment in France was 2.69 million jobs.
  • France welcomes approximately 11 million international business tourist arrivals every year.
  • Hotels are the most common type of vacation rental in France, with more than 17 thousand establishments in 2022.

Inbound tourism in France

1. in 2020, there were 117 million international tourist arrivals in france, a huge decrease from the 218 million recorded in 2019., 2. in terms of overnight visits in france, there were 91 million inbound arrivals in 2019., 3. france is the world’s leading tourist destination..

France has been the most visited country in the world for 30 years. In 2018, its 89.4 million international tourists surpassed Spain (81.8 million), the US (76.9 million), and China (60.7 million).

4. Meanwhile, out of the 90 million inbound arrivals in 2018, a majority arrived by land transport.

This includes road transport like car rentals and buses, as well as trains, and this figure could be explained as France is a popular destination for European travelers .

5. Air and water transportation ranked second and third for international arrivals in France in 2018, with 28 million and 6 million arrivals respectively.

6. in 2020, an overwhelming majority of international tourists in france (40 million people) were from europe., 7. in comparison, only 1.7 million tourists from the americas visited france..

French inbound tourist arrivals

8. Indeed, the leading inbound travel market for France is the UK, with 13 million visiting France in 2018 alone.

There were 13 million UK residents visiting France in 2018 , making the UK the leading inbound travel market for France.

9. The average international tourist in France stays for nearly a week during their visit.

French outbound tourism statistics.

How many trips do French people take every year?

10. In 2018, there were 53.3 million outbound trips made from France.

11. that was an incredible increase from the 28.4 million outbound trips taken from france in 2017..

outbound overnight trips from France

12. The continent to which French residents travel the most is Europe, with 19 million leisure trips made in 2017 to countries within Europe.

In 2019 particularly, 357,000 French tourist arrivals were recorded in Venice.

13. In 2021, 95.6% of outbound tourists from France traveled to Europe, representing approximately 14 million trips.

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This shows that French residents preferred short-haul destinations due to the existing Covid-19 travel restrictions.

14. In 2018, 16.22 million international trips were made from France by air, compared to 9.68 million trips by land.

15. leisure day trips are popular among french residents, who made 3 million same-day trips for leisure purposes to belgium and 283 thousand trips to the uk., 16. a 2015 survey showed that tourists from france spent more than 25.1 billion euros for their travel abroad per year..

This includes backpackers. France is the third largest source of backpackers in Australia (7.76%) .

17. The average expenditure per outbound French tourist in 2021 was $2,025.5, making them the ninth most valuable outbound source market.

18. a 2021 survey revealed that 56% of french tourists go on a sun and beach holiday, which is in line with the worldwide average of 57%., domestic tourism in france.

How often do French residents travel domestically?

19. The total number of domestic trips in France fluctuated between 2008 and 2019, hitting record-high in 2017 with 277 million domestic trips.

20. in 2020, this number fell by around 50% to just 138 million domestic trips in france..

Covid-19 had drastically decreased the number of domestic trips taken in France.

21. The number of domestic overnight visitors in France was 186 million in 2019.

22. in comparison, day trips are less popular with 85 million same-day trips made in france in 2017 by domestic travelers., 23. the number of same-day trips dropped in 2020, reaching only 60 million excursionists, the lowest level since 2006. , 24. in 2020, leisure-related domestic trips in france experienced the biggest decline, falling from almost 167 million in 2019 to below 140 million in 2020., 25. the average duration of a domestic trip made by french residents is 5.22 days..

This average duration was calculated from 2020 data.

26. For domestic French trips, the most popular transportation type is land, typically by road or rail.

27. the second and third most popular transportations are by air and water, recording 2.5 million and below 500 thousand, respectively, domestic trips in 2020., economic impact of tourism in france.

What percentage of French economy is tourism?

28. In 2019, the travel and tourism industry contributed 211 billion euros to French GDP.

29. this fell significantly in 2020 to 108 billion euros of gdp contribution, which is a 49% decline..

This dramatic drop could be explained by the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected not only France but also tourism in Europe and rest of the world. 

30. The direct contribution of travel and tourism to French GDP has remained relatively stable between 2012 and 2018, hitting 85.1 billion euros in 2018.

direct travel contribution to French GDP

direct travel contribution to French GDP

31. Travel and tourism in France is predicted to directly contribute around 104.3 billion euros to the country’s GDP in 2028.

32. in 2019, international tourism receipts in france amounted to $70.8 billion..

[Macro Trends]

International tourism receipts refer to expenditures made by international inbound visitors. This includes international transport and other prepayment for goods and services purchased in France.

33. Unfortunately, international tourist spending fell by 49.19% to just $36 billion in 2020.

international tourist spending in France

34. In 2018 and 2019 each, international tourism spending made up 7.92% of the country’s total export.

Unfortunately, in 2020, the percentage dropped to 4.73% of France’s export. This is once again the result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

international tourism spending contribution to French exports

35. The average international tourist in France spent $325 in 2019.

[World Data]

This is a significant drop from the $812 average in 2018. It can be explained by the slight decline in international tourism receipts despite the major increase in number of tourists.

36. In the meantime, French tourists spent an increasing amount in their country since 2012, reching over 115 billion euros in 2019. 

37. of course, this number also declined in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, hitting only 58 billion euros. , employment in french tourism.

How many people are employed in travel and tourism in France?

38. In 2019, the total contribution of travel and tourism to employment in France was 2.69 million jobs.

39. however, in 2020, the total number of employment contribution in the french travel and tourism industry declined to 2.5 million..

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40. In terms of direct contribution, France recorded about 1.19 million travel and tourism jobs in 2017.

41. travel and tourism is forecasted to directly contribute to employment by generating approximately 1.47 million jobs in france in 2028., 42. disneyland paris employs over 16,000 people from 124 different countries, speaking 20 languages in 500 different roles..

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According to Disneyland Paris statistics, the company employs more than 16,000 employees (or Cast Members) for their 500 job classifications. They come from 124 nationalities and speak 20 languages.

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Are there many business travelers in France?

43. France welcomes approximately 11 million international business tourist arrivals every year.

There are around 11 million business visitors in France each year.

44. Among the G20 member countries, the expenditure of business tourists in France is the fifth highest at $23 billion.

45. in 2021, business travel spending made up 16% of the total tourism spending in comparison to leisure travel spending at 84%..

leisure vs business travel spending in France

46. France recorded the least number of business overnight stays in April 2020, with only 800 thousand recorded.

During the pandemic, more people worked from home and therefore fewer of them traveled for business purposes.

47. In 2019, 750 trade shows and fairs were held in France.

48. meanwhile, there were 2,800 congresses in france in 2019., 49. out of all visitors in france in 2019, 52 million of them participated in corporate and institutional events., french tourism top attractions.

What is the most visited thing in France?

50. Wine tourism in France has grown by over 30% from 2009 to 2016.

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Wine tourism includes visits to wine cellars, wine-making experiences, staying in vineyards or chateaux, wine academy conferences or courses, as well as hikes through vineyards.

51. In 2016, the country welcomed 10 million wine tourists.

52. the largest groups of wine tourists in france (almost 50% of the international visitors) are from belgium and the uk., 53. 50 million tourists visited paris in 2019, making in the most visited country in the world..

[Paris Digest]

Paris received 50 million tourists in 2019 . It’s ahead of London and New York City in terms of the world’s most visited city.

54. The main reasons for visiting Paris is to sightsee and go shopping.

55. the most visited site in france is disneyland, which welcomed nearly 14.9 million visitors in 2017 alone., 56. the second most visited tourist attraction in france is the louvre museum with just over 8 million visitors., 57. it is followed closely by versailles palace (7.7 million) and the eiffel tower (6.2 million)..

Most visited sites in France

Travel accomodation in France

How many hotels are there in France?

58. In 2018, 442.76 million nights were spent in French travel accommodations, an increase from 2017.

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59. In Paris alone, there are 56 five-star hotels, making it the city with the fourth highest number of five-star hotels in the world.

As the capital city and hub of the country’s travel and tourism, Paris has 56 five-star hotels .

60. Despite the popularity of France as a travel destination, the number of travel accommodation establishments in the country has been relatively stable between 2009 until 2020, remaining in the 28 to 30 thousand range.

61. tourist hotels are the most common type of travel accommodation in france, with more than 17 thousand establishments in 2022..

Hotels remain the most 

62. With 8,139 establishments, campsites are the next most popular type of travel accommodation in France.

31% of RV owners in 2021 were first-time owners, and the increasing number of RV users means that campsites will grow even more in popularity.

This high number also supports the statistics that France has contributed to why Europe is the dominating force in the global glamping market, with 35.11% of the market share .

63. They are followed by holiday residences, holiday village and family homes, and youth hostels and holding centres.

Holiday villages and family homes are the fourth most common type of travel accommodation in paris, revealing that family trips are also prevalent in French tourism .

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64. Monthly arrivals in hotels in France tend to peak during the summer months, specifically in August.

65. french hotels received barely ten million arrivals in august 2020, which is lower than the usual 13 million., 66. from 2011 to 2016, the number of nights spent in hotels in metropolitan france was relatively stable, and then rose significantly until reaching almost 215 million nights in 2019. , 67. unlike the rising trend of travel accommodation in france overall, french residents were actually spending fewer nights in accommodation establishments between 2012 and 2018. , 68. france is the country with the second highest number of active airbnb listings (610,765)..

[AllTheRooms]

There are 610,765 Airbnb listings in France , making it the country with the second most active listings after the United States.

69. With 27,677 establishments, France is the country with second highest number of travel sustainable accommodations on Booking.com.

[Booking.com]

France has the second most number of travel sustainable properties, with 27,677 such listings on Booking.com .

For the last three decades, France remains the most popular tourist destination in the world. Its capital, Paris, is also one of the most visited cities.

Travel and tourism have always been a huge part of the country’s economy, as shown by its table contribution to French GDP.

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France Tourism Statistics and Analysis 

  • Post author By Giacomo Piva
  • Post date April 17, 2024

It’s no secret that France is a popular tourist destination for travelers around the world. We’ve taken a look into the latest reports and studies to combine the top France tourism statistics for 2024.

Key statistics about tourism in France:

  • Since 2010, France has received an average of 77.8 million international visitors each year,  with 79.4 million in 2022.
  • 2019 saw the highest number of international tourists in France, with 90.9 million people visiting the country.
  • France is the most visited country in the world according to the U.N. with the USA coming in second.
  • The most popular destination type for visitors to France was a city , with 29.3% of tourists choosing a city location for their trip.
  • Disneyland Paris is the most visited attraction in France with 14.8 million yearly visitors.
  • France’s travel and tourism market size is expected to reach $20.03 billion in 2024 , this is less than its European neighbors Spain ( $26.21 billion ) and Germany ($67.57 billion) .
  • Hotels make up the largest proportion of France’s travel and tourism market , with a projected market volume of $10.69 billion in 2024 .
  • In 2020, 134.6 million domestic tourists visited destinations in France, with 92.4% visiting for a leisure trip .
  • Tourism accounts for 8% of France’s total GDP .

How many tourists visit France each year?

According to statistics from the U.N., France is the most visited country in the world with a peak of 90.9 visitors in 2019. This is followed by the USA with 79.3 million visitors in the same year. Between 2010 and 2022, France received an average of 77.8 million international overnight tourists per year.

Unsurprisingly, 2020 saw the lowest visitor numbers at 41.7 million due to travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, tourism in France recovered with 79.4 million overnight visitors, a 64% increase compared to 2021’s 48.4 million overnight visitors.

Change in tourism to France over time

The number of international tourists visiting France maintained a steady increase between 2010 (77.6 million visitors) and 2019 (90.9 million visitors), with a slight drop in 2016 (82.7 million visitors).

Visitor numbers dropped by 54.1% in 2020 due to the pandemic. Since this drop in tourism in 2020, international visitor numbers to France recovered by 16.1% in 2021, when 48.4 million tourists visited the country. You can see in the graph what trend forecasting shows international arrivals would’ve looked like for France without the impact of the pandemic, with approximately 93.5 million in 2022. 

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France tourism market size

In 2024, France’s travel and tourism market is expected to reach $20.03 billion. Revenue in this sector is predicted to have a CAGR of 0.86% between 2024 and 2028, with revenue reaching $20.73 billion in 2028.

Hotels take the largest segment of this market with a predicted volume of $10.69 billion in 2024, with hotels in France expecting to see 26.08 million users by 2028. Tourism is worth 8% of France’s GDP. [ 2 ]

Within France’s travel and tourism market, online sales are predicted to generate  77% of total revenue by 2028. [ 2 ]

France has spent 1.96 billion Euros on rejuvenating tourism in the country after COVID-19 which plans to create 2 million jobs in the industry. [ 3 ]

Most visited tourist attractions in France

France is home to a wide variety of cultural and recreational sites which attract millions of visitors each year. The most visited place by far in France is Disneyland Paris with 14.8 million visitors per year. This is followed by the Louvre Museum with 8 million visitors and Versailles Palace with 7.7 million visitors. The Eiffel Tower receives 6.2 million visitors per year.

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The most popular destinations for tourists in France

Using online search volumes for people searching from France, we have put together a list of the most popular tourist destinations for people living in France. The figures below are based on the average number of online searches per month for each attraction or destination.

Topping the list as the most popular attraction is Disneyland Paris, with an average monthly search volume of 450,000. The second most popular spot is Avignon with 144,000 monthly searches. Avignon is a city in France’s Provence region, once the seat of Catholic popes.

Other popular tourist attractions based on search volume include the tidal island Mont Saint Michel, the medieval citadel Carcassonne, and the port city of Le Havre in Normandy.

Trips by destination type

For those who visit France, there is a choice of destination types to choose from depending on the kind of trip you’d like to have. Of those who visited France in 2021, the most popular destination type was a city, with 28.3% choosing a city location. The next most popular was the seaside (21.1%), followed by the countryside (19.4%). 

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How long do people visit France for?

The number of nights an international visitor stays in France varies depending on a number of factors including where visitors are traveling from. The analysis below looks at international arrivals from the EU, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. 

People who travel from the EU are unsurprisingly the most likely to stay for only one night – also from the near London – with 17.2% of EU visitors staying in France for a night, however, the highest proportion of EU visitors (24.2%) stay for 4-6 days. Travelers from Africa are most likely to stay for longer periods with 57.1% staying in France for 7 days or more.

Domestic tourism statistics in France

Domestic tourism in France has followed a similar pattern to international tourism. Since 2012, domestic tourism expenditure has increased, peaking at €115.5 billion (EUR) in 2019, with a loss in 2020 to €58 billion. Since the pandemic, estimated figures show that domestic tourism expenditure in France recovered to €91.79 billion in 2021, with a slight drop to €89.2 billion in 2022.

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Of the 134.6 million domestic trips taken to destinations in France in 2020, 92.4% took leisure trips compared to 7.6% who took business trips. [ 8 ]

Tourist accommodation in France

The number of tourist accommodation options in France has remained fairly consistent since 2010. In 2021, there were 2.64 accommodation establishments, 101.2 rooms available, and 202.5 beds per 10,000 people in France.

Paris tourism statistics

As the capital city of France,  Paris is also the most visited city in the world, with Paris and the Île-de-France region hosting 44 million tourists in 2022. [ 10 ] It offers a huge choice of attractions, cultural sites including street art and historic monument, and events for visitors to enjoy.

Where do visitors to Paris come from?

The countries that the most visitors to Paris come from are:

  • Belgium (11%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • United States (9%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Germany (8%)

Accommodation tourists use in Paris

The majority of visitors to Paris (53%) stay at hotels when visiting for an overnight trip. 34% stay at non-market accommodations which includes Airbnb and other rentals, while the remaining 13% stay at other market accommodations such as apartments or hostels.

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Average costs in Paris

On average, one person will spend €101 per day while staying in Paris . [ 11 ] The table below shows the average costs for food, drinks, and transport in Paris. 

Did you know that Paris was ranked as the #1 destination for street food in 2022?

Most popular Parisian attractions by online mentions

There are several popular tourist attractions in Paris which see huge visitor numbers every year. The analysis below shows the popularity of tourist attractions in France based on mentions of each attraction in Twitter and Instagram posts.

The most popular attraction in Paris was the Eiffel Tower with 24.8% of the social media mentions, followed by the Louvre Museum with 11% of the mentions across all tourist attractions in Paris.

[1] UN: Global and regional tourism performance https://www.unwto.org/tourism-data/global-and-regional-tourism-performance  

[2] Statista: Travel and Tourism France https://www.statista.com/outlook/mmo/travel-tourism/france  

[3] French Government: Plan de reconquête et  de transformation du tourisme https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/destinationfrance_cle0f5dc4.pdf  

[4] Statista: Most Visited Tourism Attractions in France https://www.statista.com/statistics/1117144/most-visited-tourist-attractions-france/  

[5] Eurostat: Trips by Destination Type https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/view/TOUR_DEM_TTHD/default/table?lang=en&category=tour.tour_dem.tour_dem_tt.tour_dem_tttc  

[6] Memento de Tourisme: La Frequentation des Hebergements https://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/files/files/etudes-et-statistiques/chiffres-cles/memento-tourisme/memento-tourisme-2018-chapitre4.pdf

[7] Statista: Domestic Tourism Expenditure in France https://www.statista.com/statistics/644766/domestic-tourism-expenditure-france/  

[8] Statista: Number of Domestic Trips by Type in France https://www.statista.com/statistics/1276815/domestic-trips-by-type-france/  

[9] Macro Trends: France Population 1950- 2024 https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/FRA/france/population  

[10] Brussels Times: Paris remains most visited city in the world https://www.brusselstimes.com/417329/paris-remains-most-visited-city-in-the-world-with-44-million-tourists-in-2022  

[11] Visit Paris Region: Key Features of the Paris Region Destination https://pro.visitparisregion.com/en/tourism-statistics/annual-key-facts/key-figures-of-the-destination  

[12] Numbeo: Cost of Living in France http://numbeo.com/  

[13] Paris Digest: Tourism in Paris https://www.parisdigest.com/paris/tourism-in-paris-2019.pdf  

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By Giacomo Piva

Giacomo Piva, CMO and Co-founder at Radical Storage Giacomo Piva has worked in the travel industry since 2008 across multiple niches including tourist transportation, luxury travel, and ecotourism. He now focuses on growing the global luggage network, Radical Storage , which is currently available in over 500 cities, in the likes of London, Paris, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Giacomo has a bachelor's degree in Communication Science and an in-depth experience across travel marketing, especially in improving a brand’s digital presence within the industry.

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France Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 25 June 2024

For over 30 years, France has consistently held the title of the world’s most visited destination, and it’s no wonder why. Known for its romantic cities, iconic landmarks, world-renowned cuisine, art, culture and fashion, France has long captured the imaginations of travellers from across the globe.

How many tourists visit France each year?

  • In 2019, France welcomed 90.91 million international visitors.
  • Visitors number declined to 41.68 million in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, France saw a slight recovery in 2021 with 48.40 million international visitors.
  • This trend continued to rise resulting in 93.20 million international visitors in 2022, indicating a 124% increase compared to 2020 and 3% higher than 2019 (pre-pandemic).
  • Over 100 million tourists travelled to France in 2023. 1
  • International arrivals in France for the first half of 2024 are expected to be at 93% of the same period in 2019. 2

How many tourists are expected to visit France in 2024? 

  • International visits to France are expected to reach a new record of over 100 million in 2024, largely influenced by the 2024 Paris Olympics . Previously recorded highs include 100 million visits in 2023 and 90.91 million in 2019.

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  • Read more: France Tourism Statistics: 2024 Forecasts

How much do people spend in France each year?

  • From $63.5 billion in 2019, international tourism expenditure dropped to $32.6 billion (a 51% decrease) in 2020 due to border closures and travel restrictions.
  • France saw signs of recovery in 2021 with $40.8 billion and in 2022 with $59.7 billion in tourist revenue.
  • In 2023, France generated $68.6 billion in tourist revenue. 3 This marked a 110% increase in tourist expenditure compared to 2020 and an 8% increase compared to 2019.

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Where do visitors to France come from?

The United Kingdom has traditionally been the leading source of tourists to France. In 2018, the number of tourists from the United Kingdom amounted to 13 million , followed closely by Germany with 12.3 million and Belgium with 11.6 million . 4

How many people visited France in 2022?

  • In 2022, over 93.2 million tourists visited France, indicating a strong rebound from pandemic years and a 3% increase compared to the 2019 peak.

How much did people spend in France in 2022?

  • France generated $59.7 billion in international tourism revenue in 2022, indicating an 83% increase compared to 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, but still 6% less than the 2019 peak.

How long do visitors stay in France?

  • International visitors spent an average of 6.4 nights in France in 2018. For domestic visitors within France, the average stay was slightly longer at 8.2 nights .

How popular is France as a tourist destination?

  • With over 85 million visitors every year, France has been consistently ranked as the top global tourist destination for over 30 years.

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Economic Impact – France Tourism Statistics

  • Tourism is a major contributor to France’s economy. Combining tourism-related spending from both domestic and international visitors, the tourism sector accounted for 7.5% of GDP in 2019.
  • In 2019, almost 91 million international tourists visited France, accounting for 21% of France’s service exports. 5

Coronavirus Impact – France Tourism Statistics 2020-2021

France saw a big drop in international arrivals in 2020 and 2021 due to global travel restrictions. 

  • International arrivals in France dropped to 41.68 million in 2020, a decrease of 54% from the previous year, before slightly recovering to 48.4 million visitors in 2021.
  • Tourism’s contribution to GDP fell by 34% to EUR 114.5 billion , or 5.3% of the economy in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

France Inbound Travel Statistics for 2019 – International & Domestic Tourism

  • In 2019, France welcomed over 90.91 million international visitors with tourists spending over $63.5 billion in that year alone.
  • The top sources of international visitors have remained largely consistent, with the UK , Germany , Belgium , Italy , Spain , the US and Switzerland making up over half of all foreign tourists annually. 
  • In addition, France recorded 186.3 million domestic tourism trips and 306.6 million overnight domestic stays in 2019. 6

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Is France still the most visited country?

France remains the world’s leading tourist destination, with over 100 million people from other countries visiting it in 2023, and reports say it will stay number one until at least 2025 .

Why do people visit France?

Most tourists come to France for a holiday , with the number growing from 94.2 million in 2019 to 98.7 million in 2022 . These tourists enjoy France’s rich history, great food, and famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.

  • A large number of tourists travel to France to visit friends and relatives , with the number reaching 87.1 million in 2022. 
  • France hosts millions of visitors for business reasons, with 23 million visitors travelling for business in 2022. Major cities like Paris and Lyon hold important global business events that draw professionals from all over the world.
  • People also visit France for other personal reasons like attending special events, education, or healthcare, with around 20.2 million visits in 2022. 

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What are the top attractions to visit in France?

In 2017, the top five most visited destinations in France were Disneyland Paris (14.86 million visitors), the Louvre Museum (8.02 million visitors), Versailles Palace (7.71 million visitors), the Eiffel Tower (6.20 million visitors), and the Pompidou Centre (3.38 million visitors).

  • Disneyland Paris : Considered to be Europe’s leading tourist destination, it is also the driving force behind the urban and economic development of the Val-d’Europe conurbation.
  • Louvre Museum : The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, and the glass pyramid marking its entrance has become a global symbol of priceless art.
  • Versailles Palace : The Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Embellished by several generations of architects, sculptors, decorators, and landscape architects, it provided Europe with a model of the ideal royal residence for over a century.
  • The Eiffel Tower : Located in the 7th arrondissement, this immense iron monument, a true architectural and technical feat, is now the symbol of Paris and France.
  • Pompidou Centre : Primarily a museum and centre for the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Pompidou Centre houses many separate services and activities.

France Outbound Tourism Statistics for 2019

Before the unprecedented events of 2020, 2019 marked a significant year for outbound tourism.

  • Over 30.4 million French residents travelled internationally in 2019, contributing  $50.51 billion to the global tourism industry. 
  • French residents primarily visited other European countries like Spain ( 6.2 million visits), Italy (3.8 million visits), Belgium (2 million visits), Portugal ( 1.9 million visits ), and Germany ( 1.5 million visits ).

The purposes varied widely, encompassing leisure vacations, business trips, visits to friends and relatives, and participation in cultural or educational programs.

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The Best Times to Visit Paris for Great Weather, Events, and Fewer Crowds

Not that you can ever go wrong with a trip to the City of Light.

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Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, stuffed with iconic landmarks, renowned museums, designer boutiques, and acclaimed restaurants.

There are advantages to visiting in every season. Although January through March are the chilliest months, they're also the quietest and the best for wrapping up in a chic coat and experiencing Paris like a local. In the spring, vibrant blooms in the famed jardins are a major draw, while the long summer days create the ideal conditions for sipping cocktails at an outdoor brasserie late into the evening. September and October are arguably the best months to visit, when the air turns brisk, Paris Fashion Week is in full force, and changing leaves accent the city.

To help you decide when to travel to Paris, here are the main tourist seasons:

  • High season: June to August and late December
  • Shoulder seasons: April to May and September to November
  • Low season: Early December and January to April

Ready to book your trip to the City of Light? These are the best times to visit Paris depending on your priorities.

Best Time to Visit Paris to Avoid Crowds

Paris is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with tourism peaking between June and August. There are major downsides to visiting Paris in its high season: Large crowds make exploring popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre more time-consuming, and you might need a reservation to dine at trendy restaurants. Hotel prices, too, will inevitably climb in the summer months.

If your main objective is to avoid crowds, visit between October and April — sidestepping the jam-packed holiday season in December. Go at the beginning or end of this window for temperatures still comfortable enough to sit outside at one of the quintessentially Parisian cafe tables.

To see the city's top tourist attractions with fewer people around, aim to visit on weekday mornings, but check the official tourism website since many museums are closed one day or more each week. Other crowd-beating tactics include buying tickets that allow you to skip the line and walking instead of squeezing into public transportation. Paris is best enjoyed on foot anyway.

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Best Time to Visit Paris for Good Weather

Travelers are drawn to Paris in the summer because of the long days and sunny weather. It's a stunning time to see the sights, from Sacré Cœur to the Jardin du Luxembourg, and the laid-back atmosphere at cafes and along the Seine is a treat. It's worth noting, however, that Paris is not known for its air conditioning. In fact, AC isn't as common in Europe as it is in the U.S., though most hotels have it. While Paris can see heat waves that bring temperatures in the 80s and 90s, summer temperatures are generally comfortable, in the mid-70s range.

Winter in Paris is relatively mild, but avoid visiting between December and February if you're averse to temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Does it snow in Paris? Not really. The city receives a dusting now and again, but visitors needn't pack bulky gear for extreme weather. Spring temperatures are typically pleasant, in the 50s and 60s, but come with a higher chance of rain — May is one of the rainiest months in Paris. Fall can also bring wet weather. From mid-September to November, after the Labor Day and Fashion Week rushes, Paris quiets down and the weather becomes crisp and autumnal.

Best Time to Visit Paris for Lower Prices

The cheapest time to visit Paris is during the off-season — in the winter, before and after the holiday rush, which means early December, January, and February. These months see average temperatures in the 30s and 40s, but if you don't mind the cold, you'll likely save on flights, public transportation, attractions, and accommodations.

Visiting Paris in winter is special — not least because the restaurants are less crowded and attractions quieter — as well as easy and affordable. Cons include fewer tour options and less frequent tours, including a reduced timetable for cruises on the Seine.

Best Times to Visit Paris for Holidays and Festivals

The city's calendar is packed with festivals, holidays, and traditions worth traveling for. Let's start with the biggest sporting events: the Paris Marathon is typically held in April, the French Open begins in May and ends in June, and the Tour de France typically zooms into Paris in July.

In May, museums across the city open their doors for free perusing after hours on La Nuit des Musées . In the summer, the iconic Fête de la Musique brings live music to parks and other public spaces on June 21, and Bastille Day is marked by military parades and fireworks on July 14. The Paris Jazz Festival is an ongoing event from June to September. Both fall and spring attract the international style set to Paris Fashion Week, held in late September/early October and late February/early March.

Starting around mid-November, the holiday season in Paris sees grand boulevards like the Champs-Élysées ablaze with Christmas lights and holiday markets popping up around the city. Parisians wrap up the holidays with the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, which is when you'll find king cake (or galette des rois ) on market tables and in bakery windows everywhere.

Worst Times to Visit Paris

There's no bad time to visit Paris — the city is remarkable any time of year, even when it's bitterly cold or sweltering and teeming with tourists. But if you're easily annoyed by heat and crowds, you should probably think twice about a trip in July or August. If you happen to be in Paris during a heat wave, you could be quite uncomfortable sans AC in some attractions, shops, and cafes. And during the high season, prices are correspondingly high.

The holidays are another chaotic (albeit magical) time in Paris. By all means, go in December if you want to shop for unique gifts and see Christmas lights galore, but avoid this period if you're hoping for a quiet trip.

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I t’s World Tourism Day, a time – these days – for much pontificating about sustainability and the impact of travel upon the planet. Instead, we’re going to take a look at some of the more surprisingly facts about the tourism industry. It’s all perfect fodder for your next pub quiz. 

Aviation accounts for just 2 per cent of global carbon emissions

But first, a word on sustainability. Alongside giving up meat, taking fewer flights is usually billed as the best way for individuals to cut their carbon footprint, and with the recent “flight shaming” trend, it can feel like we’re being collectively bullied to stay on the ground. All of which might lead one to assume that aviation accounts for a considerable chunk of global emissions. The actual figure, therefore, may be smaller than you’d imagine. In 2022 aviation, when the industry reached 80 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, it accounted for just 2 per cent of global carbon emissions. 

By 2030, one in four tourists will be Chinese

A few years ago, the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) predicted that overseas trips by the country’s residents would increase from 145m a year to more than 400m by 2030. In other words, it would account for around a quarter of international tourism. The pandemic put the brakes on such staggering growth, but expect things to start picking up again – fast. 

Saudi Arabia wants to surpass France as a holiday destination

Speaking of 2030, that is the year when Saudi Arabia wants to start welcoming 100m annual visitors – more than the record 91.1m France, the world’s most visited country, welcomed in 2019. It’s all part of Vision 2030, the state’s grand plan to jettison its overreliance on oil. Central to that plan will be the launch of Riyadh Air, to take on the likes of Emirates, the construction of a vast new airport designed to accommodate up to 120m annual passengers, and the creation of two new coastal “cities” – Amaala and Neom – to lure sunseekers . 

France’s number two tourist town?

Paris is number one – naturellement. But number two isn’t Bordeaux, Nice or Marseille. It’s Lourdes, a town of 13,000 residents that manages to attract 6m visitors every year thanks to the apparitions of a peasant girl called Bernadette. It has 279 hotels to choose from, according to Booking.com – only the French capital has more.

Only 0.07 per cent of the world’s population have been to Antarctica

You get that rough figure if you divide the number of people who visit Antarctica each year (100,000) by the number of people born each year (140m). But even fewer have been to the least visited country on Earth, Tuvalu – just 0.0026% of us (or 3,700 people a year). 

More Britons visit the Canary Islands each year than Italy

Lying on a hot volcanic rock? It’s better than Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, the Dolomites, the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast rolled into one. That’s according to official figures which show that around 5m of us go to the Canaries each year, compared with the 4.1m who visit Italy.

The biggest hotel on Earth is not in Las Vegas

Twelve of the world’s 20 largest hotels, in terms of total rooms, are found in Sin City. But number one, the First World Hotel (which has a staggering 7,351 rooms), is somewhere rather more obscure. The Genting Highlands of Malaysia. It will soon lose the record, however. The US$3.5 billion Abraj Kudai in Mecca, under construction since 2015, will have 10,000 rooms.  

And Macau makes more money from gambling tourists than Las Vegas

Another win for Asia. Macau has earned a reputation as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient”. Chinese games – like Fan Tan , a version of roulette – traditionally dominated its casinos, but the last 20 years have seen a move to embrace the many western-style ways of parting the punter from their money – to the extent that, in 2007, Macao overtook the Las Vegas Strip on gambling revenues. 

Which is the most luxurious place on Earth?

What – or where – is the most luxurious place on earth? New York? Dubai? Abu Dhabi? Obviously, the answer depends on how you are defining “luxurious”. But if the key metric is “city with the greatest number of five-star hotels”, then the identity of the most gleaming metropolis may surprise you. It used to be London, but as of earlier this month, and the release of the 2023 edition of jet-set bible the Forbes Travel Guide , the place in focus is – again – Macau. Said chic dot on the map of the Far East now boasts 22 hotels in the uppermost bracket.

Inverness is more popular than Stratford-upon-Avon

With its Shakespeare connections, surely Stratford-upon-Avon welcomes more tourists than plucky little Inverness? Not so, according to VisitBritain. London is number one, by a mile (21.7m overnight visitors in 2019, the last “normal” year), followed by Edinburgh (2.2m), Manchester (1.6m) and Birmingham (1.1m). Stratford lags way down in 17th, with 271,000 arrivals, just below Inverness (which, we assume, is used by many as a launch pad for jaunts around the Highlands).

And Reading trumps Windsor

Both are in Berkshire, but only one can boast the largest inhabited castle on the planet, Britain’s branch of Legoland, and a picturesque riverside racecourse. Yet it is Reading that makes VisitBritain’s top 20 (237,000 visitors in 2019) at the expense of Windsor. 

The Maldives really needs your money

The value of tourism to the Maldivian economy is more than US$2bn – or 32.5 per cent of its GDP. Only one destination (hello again Macau) is more reliant on your money . Needless to say, the last few years have been a struggle. 

Tourists outnumber locals by 7,853 to 1 in the Vatican City

The Vatican City has just 764 permanent inhabitants, measures a titchy 0.2 square miles, and receives – according to some sources – 6m visitors a year. That’s 7,853 tourists per resident or 31.58m per square mile.  

Bangladesh is the world’s least touristy country

At the other end of the scale is Bangladesh. With a population of 169.8m but only 323,000 annual visitors, it welcomes just 0.002 tourists per resident per year, making it perhaps the least touristy country on Earth.

Iran has 25 World Heritage Sites

This won’t surprise anyone who has been there – it’s a fascinating place packed with history (though currently off-limits, according to the Foreign Office). But those who don’t know it well might raise an eyebrow to learn that it trumps the likes of Japan, the US and Greece when it comes to World Heritage Sites . 

Bicester Village is almost as popular as Buckingham Palace

Among Chinese visitors that is. Travellers from the world’s most populous country have some other curious destinations on their wishlist . Around 150,000 visit Trier every year, for example, making it the most sought-after German destination among Chinese globetrotters. Why? It is the birthplace of Karl Marx, of course. And Montargis, a small town south of Paris, is also inexplicably popular. That’s because hundreds of young Chinese scholars studied there in the early part of the 20th century, including many future stars of China’s Communist Party. 

English really is the global language

Thanks to a combination of empire, mass tourism and invasive Western culture, English really is the global language. According to David Crystal’s book English as a Global Language, at least half the population of 45 countries speak it. There are also just 13 countries where fewer than 10 per cent of the population speak English, including China, Colombia, Brazil and Russia. 

16 of the world’s 30 busiest airports are American

A combination of international travel slowdown and America’s ravenous appetite for flying meant that in 2022, 16 of the world’s 30 busiest airports (in terms of total passenger numbers) were on US soil. Number one, as it has been each year since 1998 (except for 2020, when it was temporarily unseated by Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport), was Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (93.7m passengers for 2022). 

Albania is already welcoming more tourists than in 2019

The pandemic saw tourism slump across the planet, but some countries have recovered far quicker than others. They include Turkey, the fourth most visited country in 2022 (50.5m overseas arrivals, a shade under its 2019 figure of 51.2m), the UAE (22.7m arrivals in 2022 vs 21.6m in 2019) and, perfect for budget sunshine, Albania (6.7m arrivals in 2022 vs 6.1m in 2019). 

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Federal science and technology expenditures and personnel, 2022/2023 (actual), 2023/2024 (preliminary), and 2024/2025 (intentions).

Released: 2024-06-27

$15.8 billion

decrease

(annual change)

In 2022/2023, federal government science and technology ( S&T ) spending rose $396 million to $15.4 billion, following a $391 million gain in 2021/2022 ($15.0 billion).

Preliminary estimates show that federal S&T expenditures will increase to $16.4 billion (+$1.0 billion) in 2023/2024 due to higher research and development ( R&D ) spending (+$702 million to $9.7 billion). These expenditures would surpass the previous high of $9.3 billion spent on R&D in 2020/2021.

Federal S&T expenditures in 2024/2025 are expected to decline $613 million to $15.8 billion.

The federal government facilitates science and technology activities

The federal government plays an important part in fostering R&D in Canada as both a performer and funder of S&T programs. As a performer, it facilitates S&T activities through its departments, which are often guided through federal fiscal budgets, as well as the agencies, commissions, boards, and crown corporations that it regulates. Some of the key areas of interest include public health, environmental sustainability, technology and national security.

As a funder, the federal government provides S&T funding to various sectors, such as businesses and higher education institutions, through grants and contracts to support innovation and help businesses remain competitive.

Science and technology expenditures have increased for eight consecutive years

The federal government's increased S&T spending in 2022/2023 marks the eighth consecutive year-over-year growth and was due to increased spending in both core activities: R&D (+$245 million to $9.0 billion) and related scientific activities ( RSA ; +$151 million to $6.4 billion).

R&D and RSA are conceptually similar, though there are notable differences between the two. At the heart of R&D is systematic work aimed at developing new products and services. Meanwhile, RSA activities are generally viewed as complementing or supporting R&D —focusing more on actions related to data collection, special surveys, and studie s—a nd are not generally considered as R&D spending based on the international Frascati Manual standard.

S&T expenditures can also be broken down into two fields of research: the natural sciences and engineering, which focuses on disciplines associated with the natural world; and social sciences, humanities and the arts, which focuses on phenomena affecting humans. Both fields had similar growth (in dollar terms) in 2022/2023 (+$206 million to $11.8 billion for the natural sciences, and +$191 million to $3.6 billion for the social sciences), though most of the spending remained in the natural sciences and engineering field (76.7%).

Regionally, the growth in S&T expenditures in 2022/2023 was concentrated in Ontario excluding the National Capital Region ( NCR ; +$331 million to $3.7 billion), followed by British Columbia (+$96 million to $1.6 billion) and Manitoba (+$91 million to $477 million).

Chart 1  Federal spending by science and technology component, 2014/2015 to 2024/2025

Chart 1: Federal spending by science and technology component, 2014/2015 to 2024/2025

Both intramural and extramural science and technology spending increase

Intramural S&T spending within the federal sector rose $233 million to $6.4 billion in 2022/2023. This increase was larger than the gain in extramural spending, which was up $164 million to $9.0 billion.

The growth in extramural spending was mainly attributable to increased funding for Canadian non-profit institutions (+$203 million to $1.2 billion), followed by funding for provincial and municipal governments (+$56 million to $299 million).

These increases were partially offset by decreased funding for the foreign sector (-$56 million to $1.2 billion). The higher education (-$28 million to $4.2 billion) and the business enterprise (-$12 million to $2.1 billion) sectors also saw a decrease in funding, though both remained the largest recipients of overall funding.

Science and technology expenditures by major departments and agencies

Among the 16 major federal S&T departments and agencies (organizations whose S&T spending was equal to or exceeded 2% of the total S&T expenditures by the federal government in 2022/2023), 12 departments increased their spending (+$492 million) in 2022/2023 while 4 departments decreased their spending (-$321 million).

The overall increase in S&T expenditures was led by the Canadian Space Agency (+$126 million to $456 million), followed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (+$60 million to $996 million) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (+$52 million to $436 million).

The rise in intramural spending within the federal government itself was led by the Public Health Agency of Canada (+$106 million), while the increase in extramural payments was driven by the Canadian Space Agency (+$111 million) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (+$82 million).

Science and technology personnel increases on the strength of related scientific activities

Following record growth in personnel in 2021/2022, the number of full-time equivalents ( FTEs ) working in S&T rose again in 2022/2023 (+970  FTEs , reaching 42,520  FTEs ) as a result of increased RSA personnel (+664 to 27,930), specifically in the scientific and professional occupational category (+1,750 to 18,285).

From a regional perspective, the largest increase in FTEs occurred in the NCR (+615  FTEs to 26,152  FTEs ), followed by Manitoba (+208 to 1,816), Ontario excluding the NCR (+107 to 2,841) and Quebec excluding the NCR (+104 to 4,283).

Chart 2  Science and technology personnel by type of activity, 2019/2020 to 2022/2023

Chart 2: Science and technology personnel by type of activity, 2019/2020 to 2022/2023

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Federal Science Expenditures and Personnel, Activities in the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences is an annual survey of all federal government departments and agencies that perform or fund science and technology activities. Actual data for 2022/2023, preliminary data for 2023/2024 and intentions for 2024/2025 were collected from September to December 2023, based on the federal government's fiscal year running from April 1 to March 31.

Science and technology activities comprise two types of scientific activities: research and development ( R&D ), and related scientific activities ( RSA ). They can be defined as all systematic activities that are directly related to the generation, advancement, dissemination and application of scientific and technical knowledge in all fields of science and technology.

Research and development ( R&D ) comprise creative and systematic work done to increase the stock of knowledg e—i ncluding knowledge of humankind, culture and societ y—a nd to devise new applications of available knowledge. R&D activities must satisfy all five of the following core criteria:

1. They are aimed at new findings (novel).

2. They are based on original, not obvious, concepts and hypotheses (creative).

3. They are uncertain about the final outcome (uncertainty).

4. They are planned and budgeted (systematic).

5. They lead to results that could be possibly reproduced (transferable/or reproducible).

Related scientific activities ( RSA ) are all systematic activities directly related to the generation, advancement, dissemination and application of scientific and technological knowledge. RSA generally include general purpose data collection, which excludes the collection of data as part of an R&D project; information services (the collection, coding, analysis, evaluation, recording, classification, translation and dissemination of scientific and technological information); special surveys and studies (systematic investigations carried out to provide information needed for planning or policy formulation); education supports (grants to support the postsecondary education of students in the natural or social sciences and technology).

Natural sciences and engineering consist of all disciplines concerned with understanding, exploring, developing or using the natural world. Included are engineering, technology, mathematics, computer and information sciences, physical sciences, medical and health sciences, agricultural sciences, veterinary sciences, and forestry.

Social sciences, humanities and the arts consist of disciplines concerned with the study of human actions and conditions and the social, economic and institutional mechanisms that affect humans. Included are the arts, economics and business, education, history and archeology, law, languages and linguistics, media and communications, philosophy, ethics and religion, psychology and cognitive sciences, social and economic geography, and sociology.

The performer is equivalent to the sector in which the scientific activity is conducted. The basic distinction is between intramural and extramural performance.

Intramural (in-house) activities include all current expenditures incurred for scientific activities carried out by in-house personnel of units assigned to the program.

Extramural (outsourced) activities include all expenditures incurred by the federal government's agencies and departments for scientific activities carried out by the five following performers: business enterprises, higher education, Canadian non-profit institutions, provincial and municipal governments and foreign performers.

Full-time equivalent is the personnel expressed as a ratio of working hours actually spent on scientific activities during a specific reference period divided by the total number of hours conventionally worked in the same period by an individual or a group. For example, an employee who is engaged in scientific activities for half a year has a full-time equivalence of 0.5.

Scientific and professional personnel (also called researchers) are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge. They conduct research and improve or develop concepts, models and methods. Managers and administrators who plan and manage the scientific and technical aspects of a researcher's work, as well as graduate students, are also included.

Technical personnel perform scientific and technical tasks involving the application of concepts and operational methods in one or more fields of the natural sciences and engineering, or of the social sciences, humanities and the arts, normally under the supervision of researchers.

Other personnel (also called support staff) includes skilled and unskilled workers, as well as administrative, secretarial and clerical staff directly associated with research and development projects.

The National Capital Region comprises Ottawa (Ontario) and the neighbouring city of Gatineau (Quebec).

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To better understand the concepts outlined in this survey, please consult the Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development, The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities , OECD Publishing, Paris.

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