ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: En Quelques Chiffres
Published in l'Humanité on 14 May 2005
Translated Sunday 7 May 2006, by
Some facts and figures about the tourist industry in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA).
Income from tourism stands at 10 billion euros, accounting for 11.4% of the regional gross domestic product in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). Tourism accounts for 86,000 jobs, or 12% of jobs in the region. These jobs increased by 14.5% between 1999 and 2004. Over 30% are seasonal workers, and 20% do not have a regular work contract.
Country of origin
80% of tourists in the PACA region are French (25% come from within PACA itself, 24% from l’Île-de-France, 18% from Rhône-Alpes), and 20% come from other countries (led by Italy and the UK).
Each tourist stays an average of 6.6 nights. Seven out of ten holidays are family-based. The majority of tourists are executives or employees. 42% of the tourist clientele are well-off. More than half spend their holidays in private accommodation (friends, second homes).
Expenditure by Tourists
Tourists spend on average 43 euros per day: French tourists spend 38.5 euros, and foreign tourists, 63 euros. Accommodation and food make up over half of their budget.
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