The French tourist attractions in the Caribbean are booming, with tourism numbers increasing at an alarming rate, with France currently the largest tourism market in the region, according to the International Organisation of Tourism.
French nationals make up about 20 per cent of the total tourist arrivals to the Caribbean, the largest proportion of any country in the world.
The French have the third largest population of French citizens in the whole of the Caribbean region, after the United States and the United Kingdom.
However, it is estimated that just 3 per cent are French citizens, making it a highly desirable destination for French visitors.
The number of French tourists to the Americas has also risen significantly in recent years, from 7.5 million in 2015 to 15.3 million in 2020.
As a result, French nationals in the Americas now make up nearly 25 per cent, and the proportion of French visitors to the region is expected to continue to increase.
It is estimated France has now spent more than €1.5bn on tourism in the United Nations Region of the Americas, which is the most valuable part of the continent.
According to a recent report from the IOTB, French visitors account for around 5 per cent in the overall Caribbean tourism industry.
A major contributor to this is the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic, which hosts the world’s largest French community.
The Dominican Republic is the world leader in French tourism, with over 15 million French citizens residing in the country.
The country also boasts a number of renowned French language resorts and a thriving French community in many other Caribbean countries.
Other French-speaking countries include Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti.
France is also the most popular destination in the South Pacific, which has been the site of the world heritage site of Trawangan.
According a 2016 report by the Caribbean Tourism Council, French tourists make up around 4 per cent or around 2.2 million people in the island nation.
It was this island nation that was a key destination for European Union citizens travelling to the United Arab Emirates in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tourism is still growing in the French-dominated Caribbean, with French citizens making up nearly 14 per cent (7.5m) of all visitors in the area.
In 2018, French-French tourists accounted for around 9.6 million (12.6 per cent) of total arrivals in the archipelago.
In 2019, the IotB estimated the French population of the Bahamas had increased from 6.3 per cent to 10 per cent over the previous year.
French tourists are also the second largest group in the US.
The US is the second biggest destination for visitors from France in terms of tourism spending, accounting for 2.7 per cent.
The most recent IOTb statistics for the Caribbean show that the number of foreign tourists to South America from France increased by 4.6 percent from 2017 to 2020.
France has also become a major hub for French expatriates, with almost two million French nationals living in the UK and the US, and more than 100,000 in the European Union.
The growing popularity of French tourism in Europe has been attributed to the economic climate of the region.
France currently accounts for nearly two-thirds of all French tourists, with a projected growth rate of 2.6-3 per Cent per annum.
The region has also witnessed the emergence of a new generation of French-American families, with the number rising from around 400,000 to more than 2 million.
In addition, France’s role in hosting international conventions has also been increasing.
In 2016, the French government granted more than 10 million French visas to foreign visitors to attend international events in France, including the World Expo, the Paris Peace and Development Conference, and other international conferences.
In 2017, the number rose to more then 20 million, making France the third-largest host country for visitors in Europe after Germany and Spain.
France’s rise as a destination has also coincided with the emergence in the 1980s of the French Caribbean, which included a growing French diaspora and a number the French language.
In recent years it has been seen as a source of pride for the French people, and a way to showcase their culture and heritage.
Tourism in the Bahamas has also seen a rapid growth over the last decade.
In 2020, there were almost 9 million French tourists living in Caribbean countries, which represented more than 60 per cent increase over the number in 2015.
In the same year, the British government estimated the number was around 3.7 million.
This figure has grown by almost 3 per cen ters per annu t, with tourists in the U.K. increasing from 567,000 (1,000,000) in 2015, to 2,500,000 last year.
It has also increased from a population of around 3,000 people in 2000 to over 11,000 today.
The growth has also taken place at a time when the country has faced some challenges from terrorism and corruption, and has also faced economic troubles