The announcement of a potential tripling of the tourist tax in the Ile-de-France region has had the effect of a minor bombshell in the tourism sector. At a time when France is currently in the spotlight with the Rugby World Cup and will be at the forefront of the international tourism scene with the 2024 Olympic Games, is this the right time for such an announcement? As the world's number one tourist destination in terms of arrivals but only third in terms of revenue, what impact would the increase in this tax have on France's softpower? What about other major international tourist destinations?
An Ile-de-France tourist tax that is the subject of debate Described by François Lenglet on RTL [French radio] as a "sledgehammer blow to the Ile-de-France region", this historic increase in the Ile-de-France tourist tax has been the subject of much debate since it was announced. And with good...
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