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Government measures to support tourism
© ERIC CABANIS / AFP At the end of an inter-ministerial committee on tourism which met on Thursday morning, Édouard Philippe announced a series of measures to help this sector shut down by the coronavirus crisis. A "Marshall plan" and visibility. At the end of an interministerial council held this Thursday, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced the series of measures which should make it possible to save the French tourist sector, put at a standstill by the coronavirus crisis.
Since the announcement of the national confinement on March 17, the French have seen the doors of their favorite restaurants and bars close, and their managers try, as much as possible, to deal with the crisis. Takeout for some via click and collect, setting up a home delivery service for others, all of them tried to find the keys to serve their customers while reassuring them as to the necessary security standards . But what about after?The next step is now!
Yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that from June 2, bars and restaurants will be able to reopen in the green zone, and the terraces in the orange zone (Ile-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte). This is on paper. But in the hearts of the French, what about the return to the counter? To answer this question, Serig Informatique, a software publisher designed for beverage wholesalers, conducted a survey * with OpinionWay to find out exactly what behavior the French intend to adopt this summer.
Summer 2020: here are the main announcements from Edouard Philippe
© Getty Images “The French will be able to go on vacation to France in July and August”, says Edouard Philippe , which clarifies the coming months , still unclear until then. "The French can take their reservations," even encouraged the Prime Minister. He specifies however that this remains subject to “possible very localized restrictions”, according to the evolution of the pandemic.
The first figure without appeal is this: 84%. This is the number of French people who plan to frequent bars, restaurants and cafes again. For 58% of the panel, beyond the convivial aspect of these places, they also wish to support these actors of the French art of living economically. And for half of them, they will even go there more than before! Finally, more than one in three French people took part in a collection during confinement or intends to do so in the coming weeks to support them.
The monthly budget forecast would also be higher, increasing by 10% on the way, either for restaurants: € 76 in Paris and € 60 in the provinces, and for bars € 33 in Ile-de-France and € 20 on the rest of the territory.
This survey also reveals that the lack of bars, cafes, and restaurants was strongly felt in the Paris region for 83% of respondents. In fact, 47% of the panel and 60% in the Paris region reveals a deep attachment to these places of life and gathering.
For Frédéric Fontanet, managing director of Serig Informatique "this survey reveals that the art of French living is stronger than the uncertainties linked to this health crisis. The French are impatient with the idea of frequenting their places of life. »
Roll on June 2!
* OpinionWay survey for Serig carried out online from 18 to 19 May 2020 with a sample of 1,077 people, representative of the French population aged 18 and over
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