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Museums and other tourist magnets in France lost an average of 15 percent of their visitors during 2016 compared to the previous year, with the blame being attributed to the fear of terror attacks. The Louvre in Paris was particularly badly hit, with an estimated loss in revenue of €10 million in admission charges alone.
Jean-Luc Martinez, the Louvre’s director, said that it had taken three years to recover from a 36 percent drop in visitor numbers after the September 11 attack on New York in 2001. Then, as now, it’s foreign tourists who have stayed away, with the Japanese topping the absentee list at 53 percent below the previous year.
The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum. Meanwhile, the overall number of visitors to Paris in 2016 was down by six percent.
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