Tourism in France accelerates with relaxation of travel rules

Restrictions preventing residents from moving more than 100 km from their homes will be lifted from June 2, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced. It is a key part of a number of measures that will appeal to the pressured tourism industry in the country. Residents will be allowed unrestricted travel within the country – a relief for hoteliers and …

“We must save tourism in France”, says the Prime Minister

However, with social distancing and limited overseas travel, there will be a sharp drop in trade. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said they were facing “probably the worst test of modern times, while at the same time tourism is a jewel in the crown of the French economy”. Saving the industry is a national priority, he said. Tourism professionals said Report …