Eiffel Tower sees dizzying drop in visitor numbers
Eiffel Tower sees dizzying drop in visitor numbers

The Eiffel Tower is experiencing a collapse in visitor numbers as foreign tourists stay away and tight coronavirus measures, including a curfew, take their toll, the Paris landmark’s operator said Friday.Ticket sales have fallen by 80 percent compared to 2019, according to the operator, SETE, and revenue by 70 percent.”We have 2,500 visitors per day for a monument than can accomodate up to 25,000,” SETE president Jean-Francois Martins told RTL radio.”Since the end of the summer, we’re down to between 10 and 20 percent of our usual attendance,” he said.Social distancing rules allow lifts going …

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