Covid obliges, many of us went on a weekend or a vacation close to home. This new mode of consumption is called the proximity tourism, we come back here on this tendency.

1. What is local tourism ? 

When the world is out of reach, we look (finally?) around us! It’s true that when you live somewhere you don’t really know your city!

We are talking about experience, some of us live in Paris and have been able to discover their cities like real tourists!

But then, what really characterizes proximity tourism?

– First of all, as we have just said, it is the discovery (or re-discovery) of one’s own city and its surroundings. The maximum is 100 km, so mainly a region.

– A vacation budget necessarily reduced. By eliminating the costs of accommodation or reducing them significantly, the same applies to travel costs. As a result, you can enjoy yourself a little more in restaurants, cultural visits…

2. What are the benefits ?

The advantages of such tourism are multiple. Especially for the region, but also for the travelers.

Indeed, your budget for the restoration and the cultural visits is larger. You will enjoy yourself more than usual, you will have dinner at the Fouquet’s !

We also reduce our ecological footprint! Yes, we travel less, we use less transportation, so of course the planet thanks us.

And finally, and here it is your region that thanks you, local tourism allows us to revitalize our regions that have no more tourists! So encourage the shops close to your home, try that restaurant that has been on your list for months, take that slightly long but so pretty walk and leave something to the people who take care of it!

Finally, the Covid will have taught us to live differently and not for the worse.

And you, did you do some local tourism this year? For those who would like to continue and book a nice hotel in Paris, here is our selection.