Wednesday, October 05, 2016

French tourism firms call for special police force

Giants of the French tourism industry, including Disneyland and the Galeries Lafayette department store, have written an open letter to the French government, calling for the establishment of a special police force.

The note on “serious crisis” that affects French tourism was sent by Alliance 46.2, which includes 21 leading companies in the French tourism sector. As well as Galeries Lafayette and Disneyland Paris, AĆ©roports de Paris and SNCF railway operator were among the signatories.

According to the letter, the French tourism industry is concerned about the loss of competitiveness which was affected by last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris and numerous demonstrations against the labour reform that took place in the French capital this spring ....