South of France coming back into fashion

The South of France has long been a very popular destination with holidaymakers from the UK, but in recent years the number of people visiting the destination has fallen. Cheaper international flights have meant that people are going further afield and this has had a negative effect on tourism in France.

However, it seems that the number of people visiting this beautiful part of the country is on the rise again as they begin to understand the environmental impact of long haul flights. The increased interest in tourism has also meant that the number of homes being sold to Britons in the area has greatly increased and in the last year sales have increased by around 40%.

Research has been conducted by the company Eurocamp, which operates campsites across France. This research is showing that the Pyrenees and Brittany are the two regions that have seen the most growth in the past year. Many people who have invested in French property there will be pleased with this as it will probably mean that a boom in their profits is coming.

The managing director of Eurocamp is Deborah Beckett who has commented, “The interest in France for British tourists is booming once again, especially in the key areas such as Brittany.” Brittany Ferries, have also noted a steep increase in the number of people looking for tickets to visit the region next summer.

Ms Beckett continues, “People are becoming more concerned about the impact they are having on the environment and taking a holiday closer to home means they leave less of a carbon footprint. We also expect that people find it less stressful to organise a holiday closer to home and this keeps them returning to France.” France is one of the countries that are set to benefit the most from the environmentally friendly UK traveller.