Three more International Tourist Zones established in France

Attractiveness – Establishment of three new International Tourist Zones (ZTIs) – Joint communiqué

Paris, 30 July 2016

Three new International Tourist Zones (ZTIs) have been established in Antibes, Dijon and La Baule under the Growth, Economic Activity and Equal Economic Opportunity Act. The announcement was made by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development; Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue; Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector; and Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad.

The establishment of these new zones was instigated by the mayors concerned, following studies conducted by the Economy Ministry. Their outlines were determined following consultations with the mayors, presidents of the metropolitan areas concerned, labour unions and professional employer organizations.

This announcement brings the number of such areas to 21, a little less than a year after the enactment of the Growth Act. Twelve had already been established in Paris (on 25 September 2015) and six in Nice, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Deauville and Val d’Europe (on 5 February 2015).

Retail establishments in these areas can stay open later in the evening and on Sundays, as long as collective bargaining agreements are signed providing for compensation and overtime for workers, and employees fully agree to work these hours./.

Source of image: Jwieski

Published on 05/08/2016

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