Promoting sustainable tourism in overseas france
Type of text :
Opinion and report
Type of referral :
Working group :
delegation for overseas france
Date adopted : 03/28/2018
Tourism is essential to Overseas French economies as it impacts other activity sectors.
However, the tourist industry has been experiencing major problems since the 2000s. This situation is not unique, as the sector, which has wide geographical, natural and cultural diversity to call upon along with homogeneous seaside assets, saw a period of significant growth in the 1960s. Its growth was later bolstered by investments in holiday accommodation, liberalisation of air transport leading to inauguration of new links with Metropolitan regions, and holiday packages to accessible tropical destinations.