Floods, strikes, security: French tourism faces challenges

June 4, 2016 5:25 PM

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PARIS — The weather is awful, striking workers and widespread flooding are causing travel chaos and security fears following deadly extremist attacks last year in Paris still linger in people’s minds.

It’s been an uncomfortable time for French tourism — and officials worry that further trouble could damage the country’s image just as it prepares to host Europe’s leading sports event — the 2016 European Championship soccer tournament.

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