Paris sees increase in foreign affluent travellers

In a statement to the press, French Secretary of State for Tourism confirmed a significant increase in the number of wealthy foreign travellers who visit Paris, especially from Asia, Middle East and Russia. The number of travellers from Asia and Middle East who stay in five star hotels has increased by 30% in the first quarter of 2010. The increase in travellers is higher for superior accommodations.

However, luxury hoteliers have maintained a cautious pricing policy, continuing promotional sales to attract travellers. According to Deloitte, in June, the average income per room in luxury hotels rose by 7,6%, while the actual average price per room dropped by 1,2%.