Canada Association of Tourism Employees

How COVID Impacted France Journey and Tourism in 2020

  1. France has lost 1 in 11 jobs since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  2. In 2019, 334 million jobs in the country contributed to the French travel and tourism industry.
  3. The GDP contribution of the tourism sector in France rose from 8.5 percent to 4.7 percent between 2019 and 2020.

The influence of international visitors on spending rose from 60.4 billion euros to 28.5 billion euros, a decrease of 52.9 percent from 2019 to 2020. The influence of domestic visitors on spending rose from 115.5 billion euros to 58, 0 billion euros or 49.8 percent. The figures for comparing domestic spending were 66 percent in 2019 and 67 percent in 2020. Foreign spending was 34 percent in 2019 and 33 percent in 2020.

The leisure travel market increased to reflect 3 percent more holiday spending in France.

The top 5 arrivals to France in 2020 were:

– Germany: 16 percent

– Belgium: 15 percent

– Great Britain: 13 percent

– Switzerland: 9 percent

– Italy: 8 percent

The 5 most popular foreign markets that France travelers like are:

– Spain

– Italy

– United Kingdom

– Germany

– Belgium

This data, based on the WTTC Economic Trends Report, shows the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on travel and tourism around the world.

Prior to the pandemic, travel and tourism (including its direct, indirect, and induced effects) accounted for 1 in 4 of all new jobs created worldwide, 10.6 percent of all jobs (334 million) and 10.4 percent of global GDP (US) 9, $ 2 trillion). International visitor spending in 2019 was $ 1.7 trillion (6.8 percent of total exports, 27.4 percent of global service exports).

The study also shows that the travel and tourism sector suffered a loss of nearly $ 4.5 trillion to $ 4.7 trillion in 2020, with its contribution to GDP a staggering 49.1 compared to 2019 Percent decreased; relative to a 3.7 percent decline in global economic GDP in 2020. In 2019, the travel and tourism sector contributed 10.4 percent to global GDP; a share that fell to 5.5 percent in 2020 due to persistent mobility restrictions.

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