The Côte d’Azur is France’s most highly frequented tourist region. Over 8 million people come to the French Mediterranean coast every year. Monaco alone attracts over 3 million tourists every summer. Through the former fishing village of St.-Tropez, which has only 6,400 inhabitants itself, up to 100,000 daytime tourist pass during the main season. The “Blue Coast”, as the approx. 300 km long strip of coast between Menton, on the world’s most expensive holiday areas. In the tourism sector of this region, three times as much money was earned in 1993 as in agriculture. 25 to 30% of the workforce earn their livelihood in tourism. The popularity of the million FF, but also in the some 300,000 holiday dwellings located in this region. In addition, since the mid-80’s a marked conference tourism has developed in some cities of the Côte d’Azur (Nice, Monte Carlo, Cannes), and it, too, has become a significant economic factor in the region. The congress and conference season, which begins in September, brings in a lot of money for the hotels and restaurants located there: statistics show that conference participants spend five times as much per day as holiday tourists (SANDBERG 1994).
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