Paris hotels post new tourism record in 2012

14 June

​Hotels in the city of light hosted a record number of 15.68 million guests in 2012 and in total drew 29 million tourists, the city's tourism office said yesterday.

A rise in foreigners staying 23.9 million hotel room nights helped compensate for a decline in French tourists to 13 million room nights. The number of Americans visiting rose 12 percent to four million room nights to remain the top foreign tourist contingent.

British tourists came in second, followed by Italians, Germans, and Japanese.

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