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Almost 59.3 million people visit Paris and its region every year, making it the top tourism destination in the world.

The World Tourism Organisation predicts a 50% increase in the number of visitors to Paris over the next 15 years! To address this growth in demand, Paris has introduced a hotel development plan that provides for the construction of 7,000 additional hotel rooms by 2020.
 

The Parisian hotel industry

  • The largest hotel capacity in the world with 1,570 hotels and 81,431 rooms in inner Paris
  • ​A 79.3% occupancy rate in 2014
  • 36 million recorded nights in 2014
  • 804 hotels with 3 stars or more

Source: Paris Tourist Office (OTCP), 2015


Business tourism

According to the ICCA ranking, Paris is the top city in the world for trade fairs and meetings with over 300 delegates.

In 2013, it hosted 407 trade fairs and 1,055 conferences.
Every year, 9.2 million people come to Paris to attend trade fairs and conferences.

  • 39.9% of tourists come to Paris for business reasons (Paris Tourist Office - OTCP, 2014)

Property in Paris for hotel projects

The hotel occupancy rate in 2014 was 79.3%. In order to meet the projected increase in tourism and the demands of diversified, sustainable and innovative tourism, Paris launched a hotel plan in 2008. It aims to create 7,000 more rooms by 2020. Paris thus offers operators the scope to develop tourist accommodation of all kinds and capacities. Twenty sites have been identified to date.
 

Key players in Paris

# OTCP - The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau carries out 2 specific missions:

  • Welcome and informing visitors
  • Promoting the destination of Paris

The Bureau actively promotes Paris as a destination for leisure and business tourism to tour operators and the media.
http://en.parisinfo.com/

Key figures:

  • 6 tourist offices open all year round
  • 6 kiosks and 30 seasonal staff for the « Welcome Ambassadors »
  • 12 must-do itineraries in the « Paris for You! guidebook »
  • 13,000 events presented on parisinfo.com
  • 803,177 visitors welcomed in 2009

 

# Welcome City Lab - « Inventing the tourism of the future »

Presented for the first time at the World Tourism Fair in 2013, the Welcome City Lab is a demonstration of the willingness of the city of Paris to make Paris a place for innovation in tourism. As the top tourism destination in the world, Paris has implemented a policy of diversified offerings in order to win the loyalty of individual clients who have already visited the main sites and are looking for a more interactive tourism experience.
The Welcome City Lab is the first incubator in Paris dedicated to the tourism and leisure sector. With 1,000 m² in the middle of Paris (Rue de Rennes, Paris VIe), it offers premises, support, access to financing with favourable terms, a conference space and an open-plan co-working space. It also benefits from an experimental zone and an oversight unit.
The Welcome City Lab already hosts about 30 start-ups dedicated to innovation in tourism. Launched this autumn of 2014 by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the programme has already achieved its first successes.
http://www.welcomecitylab.com/

 

# Aéroport de Paris

Aéroports de Paris is a world leader in airport design, construction and operation :

  • 90.3 million passengers welcomed in 2013
  • 305 million net income
  • 9,026 employees

http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/en


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