Parisian luxury hotel market reports 60% downturn due to terrorist attacks

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The Parisian tourism industry suffered a huge blow in the month following the deadly attacks in Paris, in which three Islamist gunmen killed 17 people, as 80% of all hotel cancellations in the country occurred in hotels in the capital, according to a study compiled by the dining and tourism industry syndicate Synhorcat this week.

The bars, brasseries and cafes which do not normally accept reservations reported a drop in attendance by a third, while revenues also dropped by 11%.