US News Covid-19 and tourism: the Vosges, a privileged destination for All Saints holidaymakers

11:50  17 october  2020
11:50  17 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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The COVID - 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the tourism industry due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as slump in demand among travelers.

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All Saints holidays are shaping up to be gloomy for tourism. On average, the sector recorded 50% fewer reservations compared to last year, according to the tourist offices of France. After the announcements of Emmanuel Macron, who does not prohibit changing region , there could nevertheless be last minute departures. Departures to the green, mainly. The Vosges, for example, are one of the preferred destinations.

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With the health protocol, hotels are struggling to fill up

Lakes, summits, and especially the great outdoors. This is what mainly attracts families to this department this year, with bookings up more than 5% compared to last year. "The tourists come mainly from the Grand Est, therefore from local tourism", explains Bruno Poizat, president of the Hauts de Vosges tourist office. "Then, we have a strong increase in the clientele of Hauts-de-France, which is announced at 30% on the territory against 5% in 2019, and a stability of the Paris region, at 15% of attendance in the sector" .

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What works best are furnished rentals. But the hotels, them, have much more difficulty to fill, according to the president of the Union of the trades of the hotel trade (UMIH) of the Vosges , Xavier Grimond. “The health protocol imposed on six people will not allow us to accommodate all families,” he laments. "On the other side, in the furnished apartments, there is no protocol. They can meet at 12, 14 ... It will be a problem for our professionals because they will not be able to work." However, hotels still rely on last minute bookings.

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