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Tourism Makes Strong Recovery in Paris After Terrorist Attacks

The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies said visitor numbers at the end of last year were similar to those from the end of 2014, suggesting that France would maintain its status as the world's most-visited country. The number of visitors fell after a deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 and coordinated assaults around Paris in November that year. Tourists, both foreign and domestic, seem to have accepted the idea that they may have to live with some danger, and that a city like Paris will never be completely safe. Restaurateurs, hotel owners and museum officials confirmed the uptick in recent months and expressed hope that the trend would continue this year. In January this year, the number of people checking into Paris hotels reached a 10-year high of just over 1.5 million, a 6.4 percent rise from the same month three years earlier.

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