Without saying it, tourism professionals all fear a significant decline in attendance and spending by Chinese. The settlement is already being felt (more or less). The evolution of the virus makes fear a clearer impact in the coming weeks. The Chinese government banned all overseas group travel of its nationals on Monday. Only individual travelers who have organized their own travel are allowed to leave. The others, having purchased stays (flight plus hotel) through tour operators or travel agencies, are nailed to their homes.
Airlines around the world are wondering about their flight plan. Air France continues to serve Beijing and Shanghai. But the company is reducing the frequency of its flights to the two Chinese cities, starting on Friday. At this stage, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the French health authorities have not advised to go to China, except in the Hubei region, where