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France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 16, 2021 16:17

Air France rolls out the strictest health and hygiene measures both on the ground and on board to ensure a completely safe trip Read More

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020 16:36

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died in a hospital in Neuilly, outside Paris. The fashion icon ... Read More

Five people killed in helicopter crash in France

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020 23:48

A helicopter with six people on board crashed late on Tuesday in Savoie in southeast France. Five out of six people on board were killed, according to French media reports. ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot resumes flights to Nice, France

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020 15:57

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot will resume flights to the French Riviera - Nice from November 20, the airline officials said. But only certain categories of travelers will be allowed entry ... Read More

France goes into nationwide quarantine on October 30

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020 21:51

French President Emmanuel Macron announced during a televised address to the nation today, that France will go into the second round of nationwide quarantine starting on October 30. The move, ... Read More

Paris de Gaulle overtakes London Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020 15:47

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Britain is falling behind because we’ve been too slow to embrace passenger testing. European leaders acted quicker and now their economies are reaping the benefits. Paris ... Read More

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020 16:11

On Sunday, France registered a record 52,010 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, more than any other country in Europe.  But Jean-François Delfraissy, who leads the scientific council ... Read More

Huge blaze erupts in France’s Le Havre port

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020 18:33

Major fire has broke out in an abandoned building in northern port city of Le Havre, France today. According to France’s emergency services, the building is an old warehouse that ... Read More

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020 00:40

The government officials in France announced that COVID-19 curfews will be extended after the country reported a record 41,622 new confirmed cases of the disease yesterday. French Prime Minister Jean ... Read More

Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 06:13

Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, the Greek airline recently leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation ... Read More

COVID-19 has devastating impact on European Tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020 06:53

The global tourism industry is one of the hardest-hit industries with regards to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to recent data, at the height of the lockdowns in ... Read More

France Becomes Premier Inbound Travel Market to Tanzania

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- October 8, 2020 17:18

France has been ranked as the leading inbound travel market to Tanzania, since the latter re-opened its skies for travel amidst the world’s COVID-19 pandemic. Tanzania reopened its airspace for ... Read More

Dubai flights from and to Bologna, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020 22:59

Dubai based Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Budapest (from 21 October), Bologna (1st November), Dusseldorf (1st November), Hamburg (1st November) and Lyon (4th November), expanding its European network to 31 ... Read More

Hertz International appoints new General Manager, Hertz France

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020 05:25

Hertz International has announced Emmanuel Delachambre as General Manager of Hertz France. Mr. Delachambre, who was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at GEFCO France, joins Hertz on October 5, ... Read More

IATA: Proposed environment tax will destroy 150,000 aviation jobs

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020 09:02

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that proposed new environmental taxes in France will fail to decarbonize the aviation sector and eliminate 150,000 French aviation jobs. The Convention Citoyenne ... Read More

Accor has a free response to COVID-19: A virtual doctor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020 07:22

From today, all Accor hotel guests in Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia will have access to a network of thousands of accredited medical professionals 24/7 via a tele-medical consultation ... Read More

Renowned conservationist and a man behind Tanzania-France ties dies at 94

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- August 17, 2020 18:50

Gérard Pasanisi, a renowned French national who devoted his entire life to foster tourism development and wildlife conservation in the country as well as diplomatic ties between Tanzania and France, ... Read More

Thousands of British tourists scramble back home to beat quarantine deadline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 15, 2020 18:57

Over 150,000 UK travelers were scrambling back to the United Kingdom from France yesterday, just hours before  new severe quarantine restrictions were to kick in. From 04:00 BST (0300 GMT) ... Read More

France extends mass gathering ban after 5,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 12, 2020 00:44

Prime Minister of France warned today that the COVID-19 infection rate in France was 'headed in the wrong way' and that a collective response to the virus cases spike was ... Read More

Paris tourists must wear face masks now

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2020 18:50

Amid warnings of a new spike of COVID-19 cases, Paris city officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in all city tourist hotspots, starting today. The new requirement came ... Read More

Wearing masks outdoors may become mandatory in Paris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020 00:10

Paris city officials are mulling the idea of making wearing face masks mandatory in some French capital's popular outdoor public areas, in order to prevent another COVID-19 flare-up . According ... Read More

Positive but insufficient step: Paris attempts to tackle illegal Airbnb rentals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020 18:38

The City of Paris is proposing a project aiming to amnesty illegal Airbnb owners in exchange for their properties to go back on the long-term rental market. According to the ... Read More

France advises citizens against travel to Catalonia, tightens border controls

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 25, 2020 00:43

French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced today that France will strengthen its border controls in attempt to better contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The new measures will require people ... Read More

The WOL Group Acquires 2 Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isère

editor editor- July 21, 2020 02:43

On June 18, 2020, Solexia Hôtellerie, via its new luxury hospitality and hotel services arm WOL, acquired two high-end chalets in Val d’Isère: the Black Pearl & the White Pearl. ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Disneyland Paris and Eiffel Tower’s top floor re-open to visitors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020 19:32

Partial re-opening of Disneyland Paris theme park to the public and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower gave French tourism industry a much needed boost ... Read More

Louvre re-opens to public after losing $45 million to COVID-19 lockdown

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 6, 2020 22:59

One of world's most visited museums reopened to the public today three and a half months of COVID-19 lockdown. France's iconic Louvre Museum re-opened to tourists on Monday, without lengthy ... Read More

Airbus plans to further adapt to COVID-19 environment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 30, 2020 18:25

Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This adaptation is expected to result in a reduction ... Read More

Airbus concludes Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing flight tests

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020 18:00

Following an extensive two-year flight test program, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and ... Read More

Staircases only: Eiffel Tower welcomes back tourists today

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020 15:31

The most famous Paris landmark forced by COVID-19 pandemic into its longest period out of action since the Second World War, re-opened to visitors on Thursday. The Eiffel Tower today ... Read More

Emirates to fly Airbus A380 super jumbo to London Heathrow and Paris

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020 19:05

The highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travelers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July. This marks the return of Emirates' flagship aircraft on ... Read More

Russian senator complains about EU ‘violating’ Russians ‘right to travel’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 20, 2020 19:01

Konstantin Kosachev, a senator at Russia's Federation Council. who chairs its Foreign Affairs Committee, has complained that Russian citizens could be 'deprived of their right to travel' in the European ... Read More

France pledges €300 million to support nation’s airports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2020 17:26

France's Ministry of Comprehensive Environmental Transformation announced that the French authorities allocated €300 million ($337.7 million) to support the nation's airports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ministry's officials, ... Read More

150 destinations: Air France to serve 80% of its usual network this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2020 19:43

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020. By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity ... Read More

Paris will re-open iconic Eiffel Tower to visitors in 13 days

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020 01:26

Paris city authorities said that French capital's most iconic tourist landmark will re-open to visitors in 13 days, after its longest closure since World War II. Eiffel Tower, that had ... Read More

Europe’s border re-opening is anything but smooth

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020 00:31

The government of Spain announced yesterday that all new arrivals from abroad will be subject to a 15-day quarantine, effective this Friday, May 15.  Arrivals from France will be quarantined ... Read More

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