Gold rush: Paris 2024 Olympics spark hotel booking frenzy

Gold rush: Paris 2024 Olympics spark hotel booking frenzy.

Gold rush: Paris 2024 Olympics spark hotel booking frenzy. Image: Ville de Paris / Facebook.

Less than three months away from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, France is witnessing a significant surge in hotel reservations.

The surge is most noticeable in key cities like Paris, Lille, Marseille, and Lyon.

A study conducted by Amadeus reveals that hotel occupancy rates in these cities have surpassed 50 per cent, with Paris leading the demand, reaching up to 74 per cent of its hotel capacity for the week of July 28.

This increase in reservations marks a substantial growth compared to previous years.

In April 2023, occupancy rates barely touched 20 per cent for the same weeks, highlighting a remarkable year-on-year comparison with growth of up to 233 per cent on certain key dates, indicating the profound impact of the Games on the hospitality industry.

Beyond Paris

The impact extends beyond Paris, with cities like Lille experiencing a 271 per cent increase in occupancy for the last week of July compared to the previous year.

Lyon and Marseille are also seeing significant increases in occupancy rates, far exceeding pre-event records.

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Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking.


    • Seth

      21 May 2024 • 14:25

      The wording makes it sound like you’re suggesting 43 percent of reservations for dates during the games (26 July to 11 August) have been made within a period of 0 to 14 days before arrival. For that to be the case, all 43% must have either already arrived in Paris and commenced their stays or will be doing so in the next 14 days, which does not seem at all plausable considering we are still 100 days before the games commence.

      • John Smith

        21 May 2024 • 17:04

        Thanks for the comment and we have reworded in order to make it clearer

    • Seth

      21 May 2024 • 14:27

      correction: 66 days before games commence*
      100 days before paralympics commence

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