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Reasons for French tourists' reluctance to pay by card abroad 2014

This statistic illustrates the reasons for French tourists' reluctance to use their bank card on an outbound trip in 2014. Several reasons that respondents gave were linked to security: 15 percent were afraid that the foreign store owner would commit a fraud while slightly less than 15 percent did not trust the bank card systems.

Why didn't you pay by card instead of withdrawing cash from France? **

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Release date

March 2015



Survey time period

November 4 to14, 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

18-65 years

Special properties

French tourists who traveled at least once abroad for personal reasons during the last twelve months.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

French tourists who travel for business purposes are not taken into account.
* Here are considered French tourists that brought cash from France abroad.
** The original questions were: "Toujours au sujet des espèces emportées de France, pour quelles raisons n'avez-vous pas payé tout ou partie de cette somme directement par carte, pendant votre séjour à l'étranger ? Maintenant, répartissez 100 points entre ces raisons en fonction de l'importance qu'elles ont eue dans votre choix de ne pas payer par carte pendant votre séjour à l'étranger."

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