This is a study conducted by the network of luxury travel agencies Vertuoso. It is the world’s leading network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. They would employ more than 20,000 advisers. These use their personal connections and first-hand expertise to create tailor-made trips for clients, including unique experiences
According to their data, Paris will overtake New York this year
Paris is the preferred destination for luxury tourism in 2023, according to data from Virtuoso. The capital supplants New York, which occupied this position last year. In both cities, the rate of reservations for travel this year shows a positive development, but in the case of the capital of France, the figures jumped by 96% compared to 2022.
In 2022, Paris was Virtuoso’s most booked European city
The hotel trend of this network continues in 2023. Last year, the number of trips booked for the French capital was 44% higher than in 2019.
Paris is an expensive city
Of the three European cities that register the most interest for tourists from all over the world are Paris, London and Rome. The French capital appears to be the most expensive. On average, their hotel rates are 30% higher than in Rome and 21% higher than in London.
Average daily rates for leisure travel bookings in 2023 at Virtuoso hotels in Paris are 33% higher than in 2019
In addition, from this city, other destinations are seeing a large number of bookings in 2023.
Concretely, the 10 most booked cities to date are:
- new York
- santa monica
- Washington DC.
Right now Paris is the trash city
This Sunday, March 12, no less than 5,400 tonnes of trash remained uncollected in Paris, against 4,400 the day before, according to the municipality, which recalls that the situation is due to the blockage of incinerators.
No improvement in sight this Sunday, when trash cans overflow on the sidewalks of many Parisian districts on the sidelines of social movements against pension reform.
Rachida Dati wants a minimum service
On Twitter, the mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris and main opponent of Anne Hidalgo, immediately reacted, explaining that she had “always offered a minimum service for garbage collection in the event of a strike to avoid any health and safety risk”, referring to the proliferation rats or potential fires. Already positioning itself for 2026, it announces that it will propose “a total reorganization of cleaning services”.