Parisian security officials have launched a major security operation after an incident at the Louvre. A French soldier on guard at the museum opened fire on a suspected attacker.
At least 84 people are now believed to have died in a terror attack in the southern French city of Nice. Children are among the dead after a lorry deliberately drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day. The lorry mounted the Promenade des Anglais and drove for up to two kilometres through pedestrians.
EVA Air has announced an increased service on its Paris-Taipei route which will operate daily, non-stop flights as of Monday, October 10th. Increasing from three-times-weekly, EVA Air will continue to operate its existing service with the iconic Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet, introducing a modern, standard livery Boeing 777-300ER for the additional four flights to the European City of Light.
With Euro 2016 having kicked off on June 10th, data from global hotel solutions provider HRS shows a significant price increase for accommodation in the French host cities. With rooms costing an average €131 per night, they are 21 per cent up year on year, according to recent analysis by HRS.
A record 24 sides will contest the 15th UEFA European Championship in France over the next four weeks, with kick-off later today. A much fancied France side will take on Romania in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to visit the destination before the final on July 10th.
Frank Marrenbach, chief executive of Oetker Collection, has announced the recent appointment of Luca Allegri to the role of managing director of Le Bristol Paris. Allegri will take over the leadership of the award-wining Parisian palace in August 2016. He will take over from Philippe Perd who has been assigned this function temporarily on top of his role of managing director of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.
Railways workers in France have walked out on strike in a dispute over labour reforms in the country. Unions are concerned over proposed plans to make it easier to hire and fire employees. The strikes are expected to cause disruption across the French rail network today.
Eurostar has reported strong forward bookings for the Euro 2016 tournament as football fever kicks in. With direct high-speed Eurostar services to the main host cities including Lille, Paris, Lyon and Marseille, nearly half a million passengers from across the UK are scheduled to travel during the tournament.
Just ten days after extensive disruption in European aviation, a new French air traffic controller strike will today cause disruption to travel plans. Millions of European travellers are expected to be hit by the action, the 43rd strike day in France since 2009.
A 14-year-old French schoolgirl and a Ukrainian tourist have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps, according to reports.
British travellers in Paris have been advised to “exercise caution” in public places during travel in France following recent terrorist attacks. On Friday a number of terrorist incidents took place in capital Paris resulting in widespread casualties. French authorities have heightened security measures due to a risk of further attacks.
Atout France, the France tourism development agency, and its partners, is continuing its biggest ever UK integrated marketing campaign retaining the creative strategy ‘What’s your tour de France?’ The campaign, devised by specialist travel and tourism creative agency, SOUK Response, is focused on re-establishing France as the UK’s favourite holiday destination and aims to increase visitor levels beyond that of visitors to rival European destinations such as Spain, Greece and Italy.