02:38 GMT01 November 2020
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    France's government has earmarked an extra $11 million in aid to help its tourism sector win back holidaymakers after a spate of terror attacks, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — France’s tourism industry saw a drop of 8 percent on average in the numbers of foreign visitors since the start of this year, which has cost it over $840 million in missed revenues.

    "Jean-Marc Ayrault stressed that it was necessary to step up action to promote France as a [holiday] destination, on top of the 1.5 million euros in emergency funds unlocked since the start of 2016. This extra effort… will amount this year to 10 million euros," the Foreign Ministry’s statement read.

    Foreign tourists have been scared off by last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris and this year’s tragedy in the Mediterranean coast city of Nice. According to the Ministry, Paris and the French Riviera have seen the sharpest drop in revenues.


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