French tourism industry is finally celebrating. After two years, tourists are back in force in France. The strong
rebound, that reaches the figures from before the attacks in 2015 and 2016, benefits mainly to the urban
areas and in Ile-de-France, according to INSEE (French National Institute of Statistics and Economic
During the last three months of 2016, the amount of overnight stays showed an increase of 3.9% compared
to the last quarter of 2015, after two consecutive quarters of decline, according to the Institute of Statistics.
This strong rebound is more than offsetting the net decline recorded a year earlier (-1.8%) related to the
impact of the attacks from January 2015.