By Mark Young, SouthFloridaReporter.com Managing Editor, Nov. 17, 2015 – The terrorist attacks in Paris last week killed 129 people and injured over 350 innocent people.
Paris was the number one tourist destination in the world last year, but now fear is causing a sudden change. The tourism business is now in a state of limbo while the world comes to grips with the realities of this terrorist attack.
First, a story from the New York Times on how airlines and hotels are handling the situation for travelers.
By SHIVANI VORA, New York Times, Nov. 17, 2015 – France was the top destination for international tourists last year, in no small part because of Paris’s allure. The fatal terrorist attacks in the city on Nov. 13 upended lives and a place that tourists hold dear.
Below is information on how hotels and air carriers are accommodating travelers who are affected, when cultural sites are reopening, getting around town and the country and how tourists can do their part to help.
The city’s two major airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, are both open, though a statement on their joint website says that fliers should expect delays.
Read the rest of the New York Times story HERE
With U.S. tourists re-thinking their travel plans to Paris and Europe, they are asking a lot of questions. Canceled travel plans are causing investors to keep a close eye on U.S. stocks tied to the travel industry. Bobbi Rebell from Reuters has more: