Manchester attack adds to European tourism fears

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The tourism numbers have dropped in France during 2016.

TERROR attacks in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Nice over the last two years have made some people wary about traveling in Europe, reports CNN.

The latest attack on a pop concert in Manchester, which left 22-people dead, will further damage tourism on the continent. In March, Up to 40 people were injured when a lone terrorist attacked Westminster, stabbing a police officer to death as he tried to storm parliament.

“This kind of incident has a big emotional impact on people, making [them] feel that the world is more dangerous and not as welcoming,” Patrick Surry, chief data scientist at travel firm Hopper told CNN.

Security is being ramped up at transport hubs and entertainment venues across the United Kingdom.

The picture is bleak across much of the EU. CNN also reported that French visitor levels dropped 4% in 2016 and spending by travelers slowed.

The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November 2015 by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium and restaurants.

And it is not just central Europe that is suffering. For the past couple of years, tourists have been shunning Turkey and Egypt over terrorism fears, and there seems to be no sign of a recovery.

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