Tourist slump sees Paris region lose €15.5 billion
04 April 2021 | 3:21 pm
Travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic have left Paris with only a fraction of its usual tourists. The slump has cost the French capital and its surrounding region more than €15 billion in losses. Also in the show: French prosecutors call for jail time and a €2 million fine in a case that accuses Ikea France of spying on its employees.
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