International tourism reached an all-time high in 2015 with some 1.2 billion tourists traveling the globe. But the threat of terror attacks has left some hotspots hurting.
The famous wrought iron tower in Paris has been surrounded by metal fences since last year's European football championships. A new bulletproof anti-terror glass wall should soon be set up instead.
"Islamic State" attacks in Paris and the 2015 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne led to a reduction in overnight visits in both cities. However, tourism may once again be on the rise.
Paris refuses to live in fear as crowds gather to visit the city's famed landmark. An Islamic extremist armed with machetes attacked French troops in front of the Louvre Museum on Friday before being shot and detained.
Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros in lost revenue.
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