Tourism in France takes fresh hit from recent terror attacks

Paris is famed for emptying out in August as locals head out for ‘les vacances’, but after multiple terrorist attacks, this year is even quieter than normal as nervous tourists avoid not just Paris but all of France.

In 2015 nearly 85 million foreigners visited France, making it the world’s top tourist destination, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. And while it’s ahead of its competitors by a comfortable margin – the next most popular destination is the United States with 78 million visitors – if recent trends continue, France risks losing its number one spot.