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Tourism - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in Les Landes (21 June 2018)

Minister of State attached to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is in Les Landes today to attend the general assembly of the “Tourism and Territories” association, a network that articulates France’s tourism policy and includes all departmental tourism bodies in continental France and its overseas departments.

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Key Figures

  • France is the world’s leading destination with 87 million foreign visitors in 2017.
  • Tourism is a key sector of the French economy. It accounts for nearly 8% of GDP, €54 billion in tourism receipts and generates two million jobs directly or indirectly.
  • The French Government set the goal of 100 million international tourists and €50 billion in tourism receipts by 2020.

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Updated: September 2018

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