Paris: “It is amazing how European countries whole heartedly work for the growth of tourism especially Paris. It is emerging as one of the most supportive industry in the World for the growth of any country,” said Sandeep Marwah Managing Director of NFTC-National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited talking to press at Hotel Park Hyatt Vendome Place at Paris.
Greater Paris received 36.5 million visitors in 2016, measured by hotel stays. The largest numbers of foreign tourists in 2015, measured by airport arrivals, came from the United States (1.8 million), the UK (1.08 million), Germany (725,000), Italy (622,000), and Spain (609,000)
The city’s top tourist attraction was the Notre Dame Cathedral, which welcomed 12million visitors in 2016 The Louvre museum had 7.3 million visitors in 2016, making it the second most visited art museum in the world.
As of 2013 the City of Paris had 1,570 hotels with 70,034 rooms, of which 55 were rated five-star, mostly belonging to international chains and mostly located close to the centre and the Champs-Élysées. Paris has long been famous for its grand hotels.