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US News Coronavirus: these modified holidays, "it's a new collapse for tourism," says Didier Arino, of protourism

21:10  01 april  2021
21:10  01 april  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Sur une plage de Nice, en février 2021. sector © Philippe Magoni on a beach in Nice, in February 2021. Interview - Emmanuel Macron announced that schools will be closed in April and the holidays Easter will be unified throughout the territory. Didier Arino, Associate Director of the Specialized Cabinet protourism, decrypts the situation for the

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They will take place throughout the territory of April 12 to 26, after a week of distance lessons for students. And then, while inter-regional travel will be prohibited for four weeks after Easter weekend, except imperious pattern. It is still a blow for the tourism sector, already hard hit since the beginning of the crisis, because many families need to review their plans at the last minute. For 20 minutes, Didier Arino, Director of the Cabinet protourism, decrypts the situation.

What consequences can this change in school schedule have on the tourism sector?

From the moment people can not move, it's a new collapse of tourism. Many companies hoped for this arrival of clientele. Reservations were rather correct, I am thinking of furnished rentals, cottages in France, Airbnb, Tourism Residences. In particular, bookings on the Atlantic face, because the seaside resorts were not in confined area.

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On the other hand, it will not change much for the Alpes-Maritimes, where there were already restrictions.

It is certainly too early to make global estimates, but are there cancellations since Wednesday night?

There are cascading cancellations. In view of uncertainty, reservations have been made with the possibility of cancellation and refund. At the announcement [Wednesday evening], there were only cancellations. But this [Thursday] morning, even if there were still, there were also reservations. Some people want as much as to make confiner in a resort destination.

What is the spring vacation in normal times for the tourism sector?

They launch the summer season, and for many operators, their success is fundamental for their economic equilibrium. April, May and June represent 25% of the turnover of the summer season.

Would you expect these restrictions?

of course. With the development of variants on the territory, the saturation of hospitals, the measure seems reasonable. The question that can be asked, however, is if it should not have been done earlier. The government was wrong, we contaminate less in the hotels as at home with the children who go to school.

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With the possibility of traveling during the Easter weekend that arrives, do you think there will be many starts?

It's not a weekend that will save the season. But there will surely be a crowd movement. That it does a little breath for tourism actors.

What are the economic consequences for the tourism sector since the beginning of the health crisis?

He lost more than 90 billion euros of turnover from March 2020 to March 2021. But the actors finally have a perspective of reopening, between May 15 and June 15.

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