Change of tourist flows, subsidies to attract visitors : in the middle of the season, the geographer Philippe Duhamel analysis of this new situation.
What traces will the crisis of the sars coronavirus on the tourism sector ? No, we are to believe Philippe Duhamel, a professor of geography at the university of Angers and director of the GIS Tourism Studies, provided that the health problem is resolved.
"It may start again even stronger than before because there may be a willingness to 'retrieve' this time we did not have, this summer we did not have, saying, 'we are going to put the mouthfuls double next year'".
Two-thirds of French people travelling in their own country during the summer
"there is no reason for things to change. The only thing that could make a lasting difference in effect, it is whether the issue of the Covid-19 is perpetuated, because we don't manage to resolve sanitairement the problem," says the geographer.summer Offer : Take advantage of the special offer 2 months for 1€ I subscribe
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For the year 2020, however, some regions are faring better than others, the closure of the borders to promote the national tourism to the detriment of the regions frequented by an international clientele.
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"The countries which have a tourist population mainly national will shoot better than the other. When you see France for example, where two-thirds of the French to travel in France, of course, it's going to work probably better than for other european countries, where the share of the customer, even european, is more important", says Philippe Duhamel.