Home to world-famous sites and host to major international events, France is a leading tourist market for the European travel industry. Both domestic and international tourism have a significant impact on the French economy. In 2016 travel and tourism contributed a total of 198.3 billion euros to GDP in France, while tourism employment created 2.8 billion jobs, both directly and indirectly.
France’s geographical location, bordering other Western European countries and with additional tunnel and ferry connections, offer various opportunities for residents to travel around Europe. Residents of France take a total of around 200 million trips each year for leisure purposes, both within France and abroad. For same-day return trips, Belgium, Spain and Germany are among the most popular destinations.
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